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Membership Chambers
Representing social, economic and environmental interests

FSC membership is open to a wide range of organizations and individuals. All members should show an active commitment to FSC and its Principles and Criteria. Applicants for membership request to join one of the three chambers – Environmental, Social or Economic – which best represents their interests. In some cases the Membership Committee may allocate an applicant to a different chamber if it better reflects the applicant’s activities.

Social Chamber

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Social Chamber

The Social Chamber includes non-governmental organizations, indigenous people’s associations, unions, research,  academic institutions and individuals that have a demonstrated commitment to socially beneficial forestry.

Environmental Chamber

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Environmental Chamber

The Environmental Chamber includes non-profit, non-governmental organizations, as well as research, academic, technical institutions and individuals that have an active interest in environmentally appropriate forest stewardship.

Economic Chamber

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Economic Chamber

The Economic Chamber includes organizations and individuals with a commercial interest in forest management and forest products.  These include industry associations, wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers, traders, and certification bodies.