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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.
Ecosystem services claims from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) enables your organization to sponsor responsible forestry projects that make a real difference in the fight against climate change, biodiversity loss, and other global challenges.
In return, you get third-party data verifying the real-world impact of your investments and their contribution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – all backed by the world’s most trusted name in sustainable forestry.
Learn how the Huong Son State Forest Company is regenerating forests in the Vietnamese province of Ha Tinh with the help of FSC ecosystem services claims.
It’s easy to measure the economic value of forest products, but other vital benefits provided by forests can be harder to quantify. The benefits that forests provide to humans are called “ecosystem services.” They include:
FSC ecosystem services claims gives forest managers a framework for protecting these vital benefits and scientifically measuring the outcome of their efforts. When you sponsor a responsible forestry initiative, you’ll see the positive impact of your investment and receive the data you need to communicate this impact to your stakeholders.
We can help you build a truly impactful climate strategy. With ecosystem services claims and our partnerships with Verra and South Pole, your company can measure carbon and biodiversity impacts and help bring forests to the forefront of climate action.
Forest managers commit to protect or restore a vital service provided by their forest. Ecosystem services include biodiversity preservation, carbon storage, water filtration, soil regeneration, and recreation opportunities. In collaboration with FSC and third-party certification bodies, they collect scientific data verifying the impact of their efforts.
Organizations like yours volunteer to sponsor forest managers and their initiatives. Many forest managers are smallholders, Indigenous communities, or public—private associations that need financial support to ensure the long-term viability of their projects.
Your business receives clear, verifiable evidence quantifying the impact of your sponsorship.
Share your verified impact data. These results show your customers, employees, and investors that you’re backing up your sustainability promises with actions that make a measurable difference.
“Ecosystem services claims highlights our company’s efforts to make the public more aware of the need to protect biodiversity.”
Vincent Perrotin, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Groupe FDJ
Join forces with forest managers across France who are engaged in a variety of responsible forestry initiatives. Several sponsorship opportunities are available.
Project focus: biodiversity, carbon storage, water
Help conserve municipal forests in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Project focus: biodiversity, carbon storage, water, recreation conservation
A joint initiative based on community and organizational collaboration is set to restore over 7,000ha of degraded forest land in East Kalimantan.
Help ensure that natural forest regeneration and carbon and water management efforts can continue across several regions in Italy.
Project focus: biodiversity, carbon storage, water, soil, and recreation conservation
Help our initiatives in Mexico, led by communities that are protecting and restoring important conservation hotspots for the world.
Help community managers restore forest habitats for cheetahs, giraffes, antelope, and other wildlife.
Project focus: biodiversity restoration
Support more than 80 smaller forests spread over the Netherlands that are working to enhance biodiversity and soil quality, securing climate-proof forests in the country.
Project focus: biodiversity, soil quality
Take a look at a number of forests in Portugal that provide biodiversity and climate benefits and are open for sponsorship.
Project focus: biodiversity, carbon storage, recreation
Support watershed restoration and be a part of the solution to the country’s water scarcity problems.
Project focus: water
Several sponsorship opportunities are available, including initiatives to conserve carbon storage, ensure clean water, and protect the Cantabrian brown bear and other wildlife.
Project focus: carbon storage, water, biodiversity
Trust: FSC is the world’s most trusted forest certification organization.
Experience: We have a proven history of forest stewardship spanning more than 25 years.
Results: The FSC system is a proven method to prevent deforestation, protect biodiversity, and strengthen the carbon storage capabilities of forest ecosystems.
Vision: We’re driven to ensure that the true, holistic value of forests is recognized by all.
We can pair your organization with the right forest project for your goals and give you the tools to bring your sustainability story to the world.
* GlobeScan Global Consumer Research, August 2021