FSC International – Forests for All Forever

Facts & Figures

196,964,175 ha certified
35,962 CoC certificates
1,595 FM/CoC certificates

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An article published on the website of the Belgian publication Mo* Magazine in August 2010 was brought to the attention of FSC through its National Office in Belgium.

The article raised stakeholder concerns about FSC certified plantations owned and managed by Veracel Celulose S.A. in Brazil.

The article raises stakeholder concerns such as the use of pesticides, legal cases against Veracel, land use rights of local communities and FSC certification of plantations.