FSC certification for sandalwood mixed forests
Exciting news from Down Under: The management of the JC Sandalwood mixed forests in northern Australia has been certified twice by external organisations: by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification)/Responsible Wood.
FSC is a global, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting responsible forest management worldwide. PEFC is also an international organisation that provides best practice benchmarks for sustainable forest management. Responsible Wood is the national umbrella organisation representing PEFC in Australia.
These certifications represent significant recognition for Indian Sandalwood sourced from our management partner Quintis on a global scale. They also confirm the ongoing commitment to create a source of sandalwood that is validated and underpinned by globally recognised quality criteria.
Sustainable and ethical sources are in demand in the marketplace
Consumers and brands are increasingly demanding natural ingredients that are sourced ethically and sustainably.
Sustainability – particularly in relation to forest management – has always been a focus in the management of JC Sandalwood’s mixed forests. This helps to create a globally trusted source of ethical and high-quality sandalwood products.
Long-term establishment of a trusted sandalwood source
However, the market can now rely on certifications that prove that the mixed sandalwood forests are managed according to the currently highest possible sustainability standards and that the oil and powder products obtained thus come from trustworthy and reliable sources.
Establishing a strong, credible source of Indian sandalwood is highly relevant in the long term for Jäderberg & Cie.’s sandalwood blend forests, which are scheduled to be harvested from 2028/29 onwards. A significant share of the world market supply of the best quality sandalwood will then come from the JC Sandalwood sources. Reason enough to create strong standards in the market already today.