FSC International – Forests for All Forever

Facts & Figures

193,486,329 ha certified
32,047 CoC certificates
1,472 FM/CoC certificates

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From strengthening standards to empowering people, a lot of work goes into responsible forest management

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FSC works to take care of our forests and those who rely on them: by protecting plant and animal species, Indigenous Peoples rights, forest workers’ safety, and much more.

We achieve this through FSC certification, ensuring forests around the world are responsibly managed. Since the official birth of FSC in 1994, a lot has been accomplished, but, of course, there is always more to be done. (Take a look at what we achieved in our first 20 years of growth. Currently, over 190 million hectares of forest are FSC certified, in over 80 countries worldwide.

And as part of our FSC Global Strategic Plan 2015-2020, we have set ourselves a bold goal to achieve by 2020: aspiring to more than double our share of global forest-based trade, to 20 per cent. The work we do each and every day contributes to this goal, and each year, we document what we have achieved in our annual review.

Learn more about the projects and initiatives we are working on to improve the FSC system