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FSC has joined 100+ NGOs supporting the #Together4Forests movement.
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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.
Sustainability is a hot topic in fashion, with companies and consumers alike paying close attention to how their choices impact our planet. Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification allows you to provide the responsible choices consumers want and demonstrate your commitment to protecting forests.
As the fashion industry works to become more ecofriendly, many brands are turning to forest-based fibres like viscose, lyocell, and modal.
These fibres, known as man-made cellulosic fibres (MMCFs), can be an environmentally friendly alternative to synthetic materials, but only when they come from responsibly managed forests.
Today, more than 50 per cent1 of MMCFs are sourced from uncertified forests that are vulnerable to deforestation and illegal logging. That’s a problem.
When you choose FSC certification, you can be sure the items you source, make, or sell are created with the health of our forests in mind.
See how your choices impact forests and learn why FSC certification is good for your business and the environment.
We believe FSC to be the strongest certification system around to ensure responsible forest management, and by using FSC-certified material, we know that the wood in our products come from well-managed forests that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits. We are therefore committed to increase our use of FSC-certified material in line with our company goal to use 100% recycled or other sustainably sourced materials in our products by 2030.
Madelene Ericsson Ryman, Sustainability Business Expert, H&M Group
If you manufacture fashion products using MMCFs or other forest-based materials, you can obtain a chain-of-custody certification.
Chain-of-custody certification shows your supply chain and your customers that you’re committed to sustainable sourcing. It verifies that you’ve put processes in place to produce and trade FSC-certified products and materials.
When you receive chain-of-custody certification, you will also be able to use the FSC trademarks, letting customers know your product is a responsible, sustainable choice.
Organizations that are not FSC-certified but want to promote FSC-certified finished goods can obtain a promotional licence. This licence enables you to use the FSC logo in your promotional materials, showing the world your commitment to caring for the health and resilience of forests. More than half of consumers around the world recognize the distinctive FSC logo.2
See how FSC certification is helping two international fashion brands design for sustainability.
The Fashion Forever Green Pact brings brands, retailers, and manufacturers together to protect the world’s forests through a commitment to responsible sourcing.
Our forest management standards and ecosystem services solutions ensure forests are managed sustainably so there is no net loss of forest over time.
We’re working to expand our FSC Recycled designation—currently used for products like wood and paper—to fashion and textiles.
Our FSC Recycled label covers pre and post consumer reclaimed material , ensuring that materials are recycled back into production instead of ending up in landfills.
Your journey toward sustainable sourcing starts now.
1: Textile Exchange: Preferred Fiber and Materials Market Report, 2020
2: GlobeScan Global Consumer Research, August 2021
*: The Circularity Economy in Detail, Ellen McArthur Foundation