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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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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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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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.


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02.03.2015 · Technical News
FSC Centralized National Risk Assessment: First Round of Stakeholder Consultation starts read more …


20.02.2015 · Market News
Fully renewable FSC-labelled packaging is now available on the Finnish market read more …


20.02.2015 · National News
When native forests cross borders: the FSC CIS regional calendar read more …

Upcoming Events


United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) Session (© FSC A.C.)
04.05.2015 – 15.05.2015
New York, US

United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) Session read more …


07.09.2015 – 11.09.2015
Durban, South Africa

XIV World Forestry Congress read more …


30.11.2015 – 11.12.2015
Paris, France

UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21) read more …

The Root of
the Matter


a new year for FSC
12.02.2015
Look, we’re grown-ups now: a new year for FSC read more …


03.11.2014
The FSC General Assembly: what happens next? read more …


08.10.2014
Forest management isn’t always clear cut read more …