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Every FSC label stands for sustainable sourcing that puts forests and people first.
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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.
Whether you’re selling in-store or online, FSC can help you guide customers to products that make a difference for forests and people. You have the power to change how people shop for the better.
of consumers worldwide recognize the FSC label *
companies licenced to promote FSC-labelled products
FSC-labelled products available
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
recognize the FSC label while 77% of these consumers prefer FSC-certified over non-certified products**
At Lidl, we work every day in the aim to offer the most sustainable product selection at the best price. Therefore, we highly value sustainable action and the products featured in our Lidl stores reflect that. The Forest Stewardship Council is an important partner on our journey to the most sustainable assortment. Whether for wood and paper products or for cellulose-based packaging, Lidl customers can discover the FSC label on thousands of products worldwide and make their own contribution to the protection of forests by purchasing them.”
Hannah Mittner, CSR Manager, Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG
You can help protect the health and resilience of forests in these ways.
FSC-certified products are verified to be responsibly sourced, which helps protect our forests. Dealing with these goods is a great way to contribute to your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals.
Obtaining an FSC promotional license enables you to use the FSC logo and other FSC trademarks 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 ***.
Retailers and online marketplaces are adding visuals, search filters, and other elements to their shopping experiences to help customers quickly find forest-friendly, FSC-certified products.
Our certification labels can be found on millions of everyday products, from furniture and paper products to musical instruments and even tyres. Every label verifies sustainable sourcing that puts forests first.
FSC is a proud partner of Amazon’s Climate Pledge Friendly programme. Now it’s easier than ever for consumers from the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK to shop from over 50,000 FSC-certified products. Organizations with an existing FSC certification or licence can apply for this Amazon programme to help shoppers discover and buy their certified products.
Your journey toward sustainable sourcing starts here.
* GlobeScan Global Consumer Research, August 2021 - “56% of consumers worldwide recognize the FSC label”
** GlobeScan Global Consumer Research, August 2021
***. GlobeScan Global Consumer Research, August 2021