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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.
Be recognized for your commitment to responsible forestry with ecosystem services claims from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This pioneering solution empowers you to communicate how you’re making a measurable difference in the fight against some of the biggest challenges of our time, including climate change and biodiversity loss.
As a responsible forest manager, you know that the true value of forests extends far beyond the economic worth of timber and other products. Their value also includes the immeasurable role they play in supporting life on Earth. Forests provide vital ecosystem services such as:
FSC’s ecosystem services claims help forest managers like you quantify the intangible value of your forest with third-party validation.
You can share this data with your stakeholders, showing the holistic, real-world impact of your commitment to responsible forestry practices.
In addition, ecosystem services claims can be used to connect with sponsors in the private sector. As a trusted partner with an extensive certified supply chain network, we can help you find the right match for your project.
Verifying the impact of your sustainable forestry with FSC gives you:
Forest managers must abide by 10 principles to become certified, covering topics like high conservation values to community relations.
We’re constantly working to find ways to make it easier and more feasible for community and family forests to achieve FSC certification.
See how a forest management company and a local conservation association joined forces to protect an endangered bear species in northern Spain.
See how Oncol is connecting eco-tourism with the protection of important species in the south of Chile.
See how a forestry company certified its commitment to protecting species diversity and improving carbon storage in the forests of Peru.
More than 40 forests worldwide are certified to make verified claims about their responsible forestry practices.