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Every FSC label stands for sustainable sourcing that puts forests and people first.
Show your commitment to responsible forestry by becoming FSC certified.
We’re using blockchain to ensure certification compliance throughout the supply chain.
We’re harnessing the power of satellite data to help auditors monitor forest health.
We're piloting cutting-edge technology to trace and prove the origins of wood.
Our rigorous forest certification standards are the foundation of the FSC system.
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FSC has joined 100+ NGOs supporting the #Together4Forests movement.
The FSC Ecosystem Services Procedure has helped Maderacre verify its positive impacts on biodiversity and carbon.
Companies committed to sustainable forest management in the Congo are doing their part to advance the life of Indigenous Peoples, like the Baaka, with dignity.
They sustain life on earth. They provide the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide shelter for plants and animals. Life as we know it depends on forests.
Our purpose: nurturing responsible forestry so forests and people can thrive.
Our “check tree” label is found on millions of products worldwide, verifying sustainable sourcing from the forest to store shelves. Fifty-six per cent of consumers around the globe recognize our label*.
Certification is just one way we put the sustainable forestry standards at our core to work. In partnership with a diverse ecosystem of stakeholders, we’re developing new solutions focused on:
certified hectares of forest
individuals and organizations from 93 countries who make up our governing body
certifications verifying sustainable sourcing
companies licenced to promote FSC-labeled products
of consumers globally recognize the FSC label
Healthy and resilient forests are the first line of defence against climate change and biodiversity loss. Learn how sustainable forestry supports thriving forests and why stewardship is more important than ever.
We’ve certified more than 210 million hectares of forest worldwide.
These forests are diverse. They range from tropical to boreal and are managed by global corporations, governments, local communities, and private owners alike. The one thing they all have in common: They meet FSC’s rigorous standards for responsible forest management.
Use the map to find the forests where we’re making a difference with FSC certification.
We’re using isotopes and DNA testing to trace any piece of wood to within a 10km radius of the forest it came from.
We’re harnessing the power of satellite data to help auditors monitor forest health and proactively detect threats.
We’re pioneering the use of blockchain to ensure certification compliance at every step of the supply chain .
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*GlobeScan Global Consumer Research, August 2021
*GlobeScan Global Consumer Research, August 2021 - “56% of consumers globally recognize the FSC label”