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Wood is one of the world’s most versatile resources. It’s durable, recyclable, beautiful, and has a lower carbon footprint than other building materials. But industries that rely on wood can threaten the long-term viability of the forests they depend on if they don’t commit to sustainable sourcing. FSC certification is a proven method to help industries ensure healthy, resilient forests for generations to come.
Trees are harvested and managed responsibly so there is no net loss of forest over time. Forest areas with irreplaceable value, such as old growth forests, are identified and maintained.
Workers are provided with proper training, adequate safety protocols, and fair wages.
Plant and animal species are protected.
Local communities living in and around forest areas are consulted and their legal and cultural rights to land and forest resources are respected.
Obtain FSC forest-management certification and start supplying sustainably sourced wood to markets around the world.
Sourcing FSC-certified timber is a smart choice for sustainably minded builders. You’ll protect the integrity of your brand while making real change for the health and resilience of the world’s forests.
From local artisans to global corporations, furniture businesses can make a difference for the world’s forests by choosing FSC certification.
Explore the environmental, social, and economic benefits of sourcing valuable but often overlooked timber species for your projects. Our library contains more than 250 species, all sourced from FSC-certified forests.
Tropical forests are highly valued for their biodiversity and the role they play in supporting life on earth. These forests are also the source of beautiful tropical timber, which people love for its durability, weather-resistance, and aesthetics. But while it may seem like a good idea to avoid sourcing materials from tropical forests altogether, reducing the demand for tropical timber can have unintended consequences locally.
Without sufficient demand for tropical timber, forest owners, whose livelihoods depend on the land, may be forced to clear forests for agriculture. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be the case: The Forest Stewardship Council provides a solution that ensures tropical forests are managed responsibly. Increasing the demand for sustainably sourced tropical timber can safeguard forests from the major drivers of deforestation and support the livelihood of local populations.