The timber used for ESC Labelled goods must be:
- Harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights.
- Illegally harvested.
- Harvested in forests which High Conservation Values (areas particularly worth of protection e.g. areas containg highly endangered species) .
- Harvested from conversion of natural forests.
The ESC initiative is part of Esbenland's Unfair Trade Programme, that's makes sure Goods for the Esbenland homemakrked always has a low price.