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Who We Are
Global, multi-stakeholder, membership organization


FSC is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide.

We enable businesses and consumers to make informed choices about the forest products they buy, and create positive change by engaging the power of market dynamics.

Our members include some of the world’s leading environmental NGOs (WWF and Greenpeace), businesses (Tetra Pak and Mondi PLC) and social organizations (the National Aboriginal Forestry Association of Canada) , as well as forest owners and managers,  processing companies and campaigners, and individuals.

Together these diverse voices define best practices for forestry that addresses social and environmental issues. The membership consensus sets the FSC Principles and Criteria - the highest standards of forest management which are environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable.

Diversity is FSC’s strength ...

To make sure no one viewpoint dominates the others, our membership has three chambers – environmental, social and economic – that have equal rights in decision-making. Also, to ensure that we have globally fair representation, members represent either North or South sub-chambers.

Learn how FSC is governed ...