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Every FSC label stands for sustainable sourcing that puts forests and people first.
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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.
When you source Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®)-certified timber, you give consumers the sustainable solutions they’re looking for, while protecting the integrity of your brand. Your commitment to the health and resiliency of forests will shine through.
Prefer products that don’t harm plants or animals.
Expect companies to sell wood and paper products that don’t cause deforestation.
Believe products’ sustainability claims should be independently verified.
Who recognize the FSC label prefer FSC-certified over non-certified products.
Recognized by 56%1 of consumers across the globe, the FSC label sends a powerful message. It says you’re partnering with the organization that sets the standard for forest stewardship.
I saw firsthand that FSC standards had the best overall outcomes from a forest health and biodiversity standpoint. They also required a great deal of engagement with local communities and focused on creating social and environmental benefits for all stakeholders.
David Williams, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Williams-Sonoma
Manufacturers that use forest-based materials can obtain FSC’s chain-of-custody certification.
Chain-of-custody certification proves to your supply chain and your customers you’re committed to sustainable sourcing. It verifies you’ve put processes in place to produce and trade FSC-certified products.
Your chain of custody certification allows you to use the globally recognized FSC label on your products, letting customers know your product supports responsible forestry.
Organizations that are not FSC-certified but want to promote FSC-certified finished goods can obtain FSC’s 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.
Wood sourced from FSC-certified forests is harvested sustainably, so there is no net loss of forest over time. This allows forests to keep doing their job of regulating the earth’s climate and protecting biodiversity.
Sourcing responsibly doesn’t mean sacrificing quality or variety. Meet your specific needs with thousands of FSC-certified wood products, including lesser-known timber species that also have environmental, social, and economic benefits.
The FSC European Furniture Awards honour furniture makers and their finely crafted, sustainably sourced wood products. In 2021, we recognized 12 FSC-certified companies for their creative, innovative work in categories that include Home, Office, and Outdoor.
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* GlobeScan Global Consumer Research, August 2021 - “More and more people are seeking out furnishings made from sustainable sources, according to a survey1”
1 GlobeScan Global Consumer Research, August 2021