FSC International – Forests for All Forever

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198,601,922 ha certified
32,617 CoC certificates
1,508 FM/CoC certificates

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The Root of the Matter
Thoughts from FSC’s Director General

Seeing 2020: why the forestry industry must strive for gender equality

21 November 2016 · In this guest special, Chairperson of the FSC International Board of Directors, Rulita Wijayaningdyah describes her first-hand experience of gender equality, and inequality, in the forestry industry.
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Canada can lead the way in responsible forestry. Here’s how…

26 April 2016 · FSC Director General Kim Carstensen explains that the way Canada is dealing with its many complex forestry challenges could set the benchmark for others to follow.
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Every drop counts: the value of responsible water management

21 March 2016 · As we mark the International Day of Forests, we recognize the work that goes into maintaining an entire forest ecosystem, beyond just the trees. FSC Director General Kim Carstensen explains how water …
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Is your morning coffee hurting the forest?

9 February 2016 · The risks of losing forests are huge for the planet, but did you know that illegal logging is only part of the problem? There are legal practices, along with modern agricultural methods, that also …
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Why Does FSC Support Forest Plantations?

2 December 2015 · FSC Director Kim Carstensen believes responsibly run forest plantations can play a huge role in biodiversity, sustainability and climate change mitigation, which is why many warrant FSC certification.
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What is the Future of Forest Certification?

What is the Future of Forest Certification?

3 November 2015 · FSC director Kim Carstensen explains that achieving sustainable forest management requires understanding that the forest provides far more than the value of its timber
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What does it really mean to be sustainable?

What does it really mean to be sustainable?

3 October 2015 · With the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals highlighted this month, Director General Kim Carstensen explains why all claims to ‘sustainability’ should not be considered …
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Better together: the future of Intact Forest Landscapes with Greenpeace Director Kumi Naidoo

7 September 2015 · FSC Director General Kim Carstensen explains why protecting the world’s intact forest landscapes is the entire FSC community’s responsibility.
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Beyond the environment: how businesses are bettering lives through certification

Beyond the environment: how businesses are bettering lives through certification

7 August 2015 · Enhancing the lives of forest communities requires respect, engagement and proactivity says Director General Kim Carstensen
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Forests For All Forever

Forests For All Forever: The new FSC brand story

30 April 2015 · Director General Kim Carstensen introduces FSC’s new branding – a story that brings to life FSC values around the world…
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About Kim

Kim Carstensen
Kim Carstensen

Kim is the Director General of the Forest Stewardship Council, a position he has held since October 2012. He was selected to succeed Andre de Freitas with the unanimous support of the FSC Board of Directors, who recognised that Kim’s proven track record as a global leader within the environment and development sectors make him extremely well-suited to consolidate FSC’s position as a global leader in responsible forest certification.

Copyright: Kim’s image (black/white) with thanks to Morten Holtum.

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