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The Vancouver Declaration


Businesses that use the world’s resources have a duty to ensure they’re responsibly sourced and cared for. Because of this, and as part of our dedication to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, FSC is proud to introduce the Vancouver Declaration.

What is it?

The Vancouver Declaration is a public promise made by companies across the globe to work towards more sustainable sourcing of forest products. It also acts as an endorsement of FSC as your supplier of choice for certification of forest products.

A key moment for our planet

We are at a crucial stage in the climate change movement. We need to dramatically improve awareness of responsible forest management. These pressures, alongside the introduction of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, have created a key moment for change where we have a common objective to aim towards – and a timeframe to do it in.

A movement for a more sustainable future

The Vancouver declaration is already being upheld and supported by leading global businesses and organizations. Show your support today, and you’ll be shoulder to shoulder with the likes of IKEA, Carillion, Oji Nepia and H&M.

How you can make a difference

Whatever part of the industry you work in, you can show your support by promising to uphold the principles of this declaration. In doing so, you’ll guarantee a brighter future for the planet and its people.

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Three reasons why you should support the Vancouver Declaration


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