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200,267,773 ha certified
35,370 CoC certificates
1,603 FM/CoC certificates

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

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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What’s in a label? What the FSC labels actually mean

What’s in a label? What the FSC labels actually mean

29 April 2015 · Director General Kim Carstensen explains why using wholly FSC-certified materials is simply not possible all of the time…
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One of the family (again)

One of the family (again): Danzer Group’s journey to re-association

30 March 2015 · Director General Kim Carstensen explains how Danzer went from disassociation to a frontrunner for FSC certification in the Congo Basin
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a new year for FSC

Look, we’re grown-ups now: a new year for FSC

12 February 2015 · It’s safe to say 2014 was a busy time for FSC, so Director General Kim Carstensen reflects on the year that’s passed, sharing his 2014 highlights…
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General assembly scene

The FSC General Assembly: what happens next?

2 November 2014 · Following a successful General Assembly, FSC’s Director General Kim Carstensen looks forward to this year’s green shoots of promise flourishing into future FSC achievements.
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ClearCuts

Forest management isn’t always clear cut

8 October 2014 · Different forests require different management practices: FSC’s Director General Kim Carstensen explains why one size doesn’t fit all forests…
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Growing the FSC family: making FSC certification more accessible

19 August 2014 · FSC’s Director General Kim Carstensen speaks of social importance, simplification, and why certification for all shapes and sizes is crucial.
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Going native: FSC, Canada and indigenous people

29 July 2014 · From over 10,000 people to less than 600 in a few decades. Director General Kim Carstensen tells the story of an indigenous population decimated by contact with westerners, who are now using FSC …
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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 makes 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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