Millions of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified products were used at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

All products acquired for the games by the Organising Committee, from structures to stationery, have been FSC-certified.

The FSC said anybody attending the games will almost certainly come into contact with more than one wood-based FSC-certified product and, by extension, will be supporting the growth of responsible forestry worldwide. All products carrying the FSC label come from forests that are environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable. The FSC said, through certification, companies are making a commitment to acquire and sell wood-based products that come from responsible sources.

214 organisations have become FSC certificate holders since the Olympics agreement was signed. These include partners from the paper and graphic industries as well as partners in industries including furniture, sawn wood, panels, planks, fibre board, plywood, flooring and tiles.

FSC-certified structures at the games will include the velodrome track, the golf club facade, 185 Olympic podiums, 191 Paralympic podiums, 93 Paralympic ramps and 5,130 wooden medal boxes as well as flooring, furniture, containers, handrails and partitions used in temporary structures.

FSC-certified paper at the games included 7.5 million Olympic and Paralympic event tickets, 37,347 awarding diplomas, 5,130 Authenticity Olympic and Paralympic medal certificates, 93,754 participation certificates, 237,877 celebration certificates and the Rio 2016 sticker album.

FSC managing director Kim Carstensen said: “The Olympic Games has a proud history of sustainable sourcing. FSC engagement with the Olympic Games began at the London Games in 2012, and we have maintained contact with the Olympic Committee and subsequent host countries to assist them in meeting their sustainability targets.”