Program Areas

FSC program areas help manage and develop our activities

FSC has six program areas within the Policy and Standards Unit, through which we manage and develop our activities. Given the multidimensional nature of forestry and certification, these program areas sometimes overlap, and you can find information on some aspects on several different pages here.

Forest Program

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Tasked with developing, reviewing and maintaining the FSC policies and standards that are associated with the management of forests.

Chain of Custody (CoC)

Chain of Custody (© FSC A.C.)© FSC A.C.Chain of Custody

Developing, reviewing and revising FSC normative documents for companies that manufacture, process or trade responsibly sourced timber and non-timber forest products. Read more...

Social Policy

Social Policy Program (© FSC A.C.)© FSC A.C.Social Policy Program

The Social Policy Program addresses forest management issues related to small and community-based operations, forest workers and indigenous peoples’ rights.

Monitoring & Evaluation

Monitoring and Evaluation (© FSC A.C.)© FSC A.C.Monitoring and Evaluation

Making use of data generated from within the FSC system, as well as independent studies to identify and understand the impacts of our certification on forests.

Controlled Wood 

Controlled Wood (© FSC A.C.)© FSC A.C.Controlled Wood

Developing, reviewing and revising FSC normative documents providing requirements for supplying and trade of Controlled Wood being used in manufacturing of FSC Mix products. Read more …

Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services (© FSC A.C.)© FSC A.C.Ecosystem Services

The overall objective is to increase the applicability and relevance of FSC certification for forest management activities focusing on the provision of ecosystem services.

Supply Chain Integrity 

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The FSC system includes more than 20,000 chain of custody certificates. This not only demonstrates the unprecedented success of FSC certification but also highlights the importance of ensuring the integrity of FSC is maintained in a scalable way. Read more …

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