Women cleaning Lokta bark (© ANSAB)

Certification brings the market to the mountains

FSC certification of community forests helps access international markets for non-timber forest products and leads to better forest management.

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Women cleaning Lokta bark (© ANSAB)Association and certification make small forests profitable (© Jesper Andersson)

Association and certification make small forests profitable

FSC certification brings economic advantages and market access to thousands of small forest owners in Sweden.

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Women cleaning Lokta bark (© ANSAB)Association and certification make small forests profitable (© Jesper Andersson)Kikole community with African blackwood tree (© Mpingo Conservation Project) (© © Mpingo Conservation Project)

Making music responsibly - world’s first FSC certified woodwind …

In January 2011, the world’s first FSC certified woodwind instrument was put on sale, sourced from certified forests in Tanzania.

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Women cleaning Lokta bark (© ANSAB)Association and certification make small forests profitable (© Jesper Andersson)Kikole community with African blackwood tree (© Mpingo Conservation Project) (© © Mpingo Conservation Project)The Sustainable Timber Olympic Legacy: Velodrome – London Olympic Games 2012 (© © Olympic Development Authority)

The Sustainable Timber Olympic Legacy

From the village where the athletes stay in to the cycle track on which they race and from the tickets in the spectators’ hands to the park benches upon which they rest, FSC® is more part of this year’s …

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Women cleaning Lokta bark (© ANSAB)Association and certification make small forests profitable (© Jesper Andersson)Kikole community with African blackwood tree (© Mpingo Conservation Project) (© © Mpingo Conservation Project)The Sustainable Timber Olympic Legacy: Velodrome – London Olympic Games 2012 (© © Olympic Development Authority)Amur tiger in Russia's Primorsky Province (© © Igor Zhorov)

Protecting endangered Tigers in the Taiga

Old growth forests, identified as high conservation values through FSC certification, protect habitat for the endangered Amur tiger in the Russian Far East

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Promoting the responsible management
of forests worldwide

Environmentally Appropriate

Protecting and maintaining natural communities and high conservation value forests.

Socially Beneficial

Respecting the rights of workers, communities and indigenous peoples.

Economically Viable

Building markets, adding best value, and creating equitable access to benefits.


News


Tuesday, 15.04.2014
FSC to continue talks with APP on the potential for re-association read more …


Friday, 11.04.2014
FSC’s Smallholder Fund in 2014 read more …


Friday, 11.04.2014
Market share of FSC certified wood nearly triples in Belgium read more …


Thursday, 10.04.2014
FSC welcomes support for forest certification in sustainable development goals read more …

Events


Running Roots (© Charlotte Irrgang)
Friday, 11.04.2014
Running Roots reach finish line read more …


Friday, 11.04.2014
Register for the Packaging for Forest conference read more …


Friday, 21.03.2014
FSC challenges EU to recognize forest certification read more …


Monday, 17.03.2014
Construction21EXPO read more …

Technical Updates


Monday, 14.04.2014
OCP Update: Using the OCP to significantly reduce the administrative burden of CoC certification read more …


Monday, 14.04.2014
OCP Consultation With Industry read more …


Friday, 11.04.2014
Future Development of a Controlled Wood Strategy read more …