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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.
As the world grapples with the climate crisis and biodiversity loss, it’s time for bold, decisive action.
The private sector plays a crucial role in advancing sustainability, not only within their own operations but also through support for responsible forestry initiatives. However, the pressure on companies to act has intensified, and they must back all actions with high-quality, credibly verified data to prove real-world impact.
Forests: Our best defense and unlikely ally as we prepare for the fight of our lives
million hectares of forests lost since 2016
projected rise in emissions by 2030*
increase in companies committing to ambitious climate targets**
Sustainably managed forests are one of the few solutions that effectively address both the climate and biodiversity crises. They capture and store carbon, with many FSC-certified forests that have verified their impact seeing carbon-storage capacity rising by 17% over a management cycle. Forests are also home to a diverse array of species, including 80% of the world's amphibians, 75% of our birds.
Companies that directly or indirectly contribute to unsustainable forestry practices face increasing scrutiny, with greenwashing practices being exposed.
The reality is, the undervalued ecosystem services that forests provide hold the key to our sustainable future.
It’s through these services that forests are able to battle the biggest global crisis of our time – the climate crisis and biodiversity loss. And it’s why savvy companies are supporting responsible forestry.
We’re developing our Verified Impact solution to unlock high-quality, independently verified, data-driven claims about responsible forestry projects. This upgrade to our Ecosystem Services Procedure, allows you to report transparently, demonstrate your positive impact, and share your achievements through data-led storytelling.
With forests fighting hard on the frontline of the climate crisis and biodiversity loss, supporting sustainable forestry is one of the best first-lines of defense your business can take.
*UN For a livable climate: Net-zero commitments must be backed by credible action. https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/net-zero-coalition
** We Mean Business Coalition Annual Report 2022 https://www.wemeanbusinesscoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/WMBC-Annual-Report-2022.pdf