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N: U.S. hardwood producers ensure that the rights, health and safety of forest workers are safe guarded

Key points 

  • Workers’ rights, health and safety is adequately protected and compliance with U.S. federal and state laws and regulations is achieved. 

  • All forms of compulsory, child and forced labor are not allowed. 

  • Discrimination based upon race, creed or color does not occur.  

  • Fair labor standards addressing pay and equal employment are complied with. 

Key facts 


Seneca Creek 2017 Assessment: Section 7.7: Comprehensively reviews U.S. worker related legislation. 

Seneca Creek 2017 Assessment Finding 20: A safety-net of federal and state laws and regulations, resource assessments and forest and wildlife action plans, Best Management Practices (BMPs), professional logger training, forest health monitoring and protection, conservation programs, technical assistance, outreach and cost-share incentive programs, are effective in assisting family forest owners in achieving legal and regulatory compliance, broadening the professionalism of forest workers and promoting sustainable forestry practices. Overall, federal and state forest programs contribute to ensuring sustainable and legal hardwood supplies. [Sections 8, 9]   

Seneca Creek 2017 Assessment Finding 24: The FSC U.S. national risk assessment process has affirmatively determined Low Risk of illegally harvested wood, wood harvested in violation of traditional and human rights, and wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted. [Section 11]