FSC International – Forests for All Forever

Facts & Figures

200,025,086 ha certified
38,333 CoC certificates
1,639 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 more than double our share of global forest-based trade to 20 percent. Our implementation plan explains the steps that our organization is making in order to meet this goal. The work we do each and every day is contributing to our 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