FSC International – Forests for All Forever

Facts & Figures

199,966,517 ha certified
38,542 CoC certificates
1,638 FM/CoC certificates

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Providing new value to businesses
We are offering businesses and governments a new tool to demonstrate and communicate the impact their purchases, investments and financial support are having on the conservation and restoration of forest ecosystem services

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FSC ecosystem services tools will help businesses to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and to reducing deforestation and forest degradation.

FSC Ecosystem services claims are based on impacts that have been verified by third-party auditors according to FSC’s Ecosystem Services Procedure.

Ecosystem services claims can be used by forest managers to promote their positive impacts and attract payments, investments or other rewards from interested parties. They can also be used by financial sponsors to promote their support for verified impacts and by retailers and other companies to promote FSC 100% certified products from forests with verified ecosystem services impacts. Finally, buyers of carbon credits or other environmental assets from FSC-certified forests can also promote any verified ecosystem services impacts in the forest from which the environmental asset originates. All uses of ecosystem services claims are supported by FSC trademarks and are subject to trademark use approval. 

Contact Information 

For more information on helping promote FSC ecosystem services tools, or to support or invest in ecosystem services on FSC-certified forests, please contact Chris Henschel, FSC International, Programme Manager (Ecosystem Services), c.henschel@fsc.org

Uses of the FSC ecosystem services claims: The figure shows the four different uses of the FSC ecosystem services claims. Promotions can be made by the forest manager to attract funds, payments, and investments. Financial sponsors and buyers may in turn make promotions to generate business value. The Ecosystem Services Certification Document provides transparency.