FSC International – Forests for All Forever

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195,644,453 ha certified
33,247 CoC certificates
1,509 FM/CoC certificates

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WHAT IS FSC?
Forest Stewardship Council – Forests For All Forever

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FSC works to take care
of the world’s forests
for future generations – making
sure we all have
Forests For All Forever.

We are a global not-for-profit organization that sets the standards for what is a responsibly managed forest, both environmentally and socially.

When timber leaves an FSC-certified forest we ensure companies along the supply chain meet our best practice standards also, so that when a product bears the FSC logo, you can be sure it’s been made from responsible sources. In this way, FSC certification helps forests remain thriving environments for generations to come, by helping you make ethical and responsible choices at your local supermarket, bookstore, furniture retailer, and beyond.

We don’t set these standards alone. We consult with our global network of environmental, social, and economic members to ensure that forest standards represent everyone’s needs, from Indigenous Peoples to endangered animal species.

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

FSC is also a member of the ISEAL alliance, a global association of social and environmental standards systems that includes Fairtrade, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), and Rainforest Alliance.