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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.
Paper and packaging are some of the most widely used forest-based products, so ensuring they are sustainably sourced is crucial to protecting healthy, resilient forests. FSC® certification allows you to provide the responsible choices consumers want and demonstrate your commitment to forests worldwide.
of global consumers prefer to choose products that do not harm plants and animals
say products’ sustainability credentials should be independently certified
of those consumers who recognize the FSC label prefer to choose an FSC-certified product instead of an equivalent non-certified product
of consumers surveyed in the US and UK are willing to pay more for eco-friendly packaging1
With a certification label recognized by 56 per cent of consumers worldwide,2 we’re setting the standard for sustainable forestry.
FSC certification sends a clear message to businesses and consumers that you are taking action to protect the future of our forests and stand against harmful practices like deforestation and illegal logging.
If your paper or packaging products use FSC-certified or controlled forest-based materials, you can obtain a chain-of-custody certification.
Chain-of-custody certification shows your customers and supply chain that you’re committed to sustainable sourcing. It verifies that you’ve put processes in place to produce and trade FSC-certified products.
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.3
Our forest management standards and ecosystem services solutions ensure forests are managed sustainably so there is no net loss of forest over time.
We created the FSC Recycled label to reduce the need to harvest virgin forest material for new products. Only products containing 100 per cent reclaimed materials can carry the FSC Recycled label.
Our FSC Recycled label covers pre consumer reclaimed material, ensuring that materials are recycled back into production instead of ending up in landfills.
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*: GlobeScan Global Consumer Research, August 2021 - “According to a global survey of consumers,1 sustainability is a key consideration while shopping.”
1: GlobalWebIndex, 2019
2: GlobeScan Global Consumer Research, August 2022
3: GlobeScan Global Consumer Research, August 2021
**: The Circularity Economy in Detail, Ellen McArthur Foundation,