Melissa & Doug‘s stationery line has been recognized for meeting the requirements for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody (CoC) standard.

The line, which includes sticker and activity packs, in addition to other products, will include product labeling to let consumers know that the materials used in each product have been sourced from FSC-certified responsibly managed forests.

“At Melissa & Doug, we believe in giving close attention and scrutiny to the materials used in our products,” says Fernando Mercé, CEO of Melissa & Doug. “It is part of our overall commitment to quality and safety in our manufacturing processes. Not only do we care deeply about creating the healthiest and most beneficial toys and other products for children, but we are also committed to being a steward of the environment when it comes to our ongoing business and production decisions. Currently, we implement all the industry and regulatory best practices for our materials, including our wood, and we continue to adopt sustainability measures that help us in our role as a good corporate citizen in our industry and community.”

According to the FSC, Melissa & Doug is one of the first major toy brands in the U.S. to earn FSC certification.


Related: Play for Today, Play for Tomorrow: The Shift to Sustainable Toys