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Every FSC label stands for sustainable sourcing that puts forests and people first.
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We offer sustainable sourcing solutions that support responsible forestry. No matter the size or type of your business, FSC has a certification or licencing solution that’s right for you.
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Manufacturers that use forest-based materials can obtain FSC’s chain-of-custody certification.
Chain-of-custody certification shows your supply chain and customers that you’re committed to sustainable sourcing. It verifies you’ve put processes in place to produce and trade FSC-certified products.
Your chain-of-custody certification allows you to use the globally recognized FSC label on your products, letting customers know your product supports responsible forestry.
Organizations that are not FSC-certified but want to promote FSC-certified finished and labelled goods can apply to obtain FSC’s promotional licence.
This licence enables you to use the FSC logo 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.
Obtaining FSC project certification shows your commitment to forest-friendly practices.
Project certification verifies you’ve put in place a control system that ensures the forest-based materials you use in your project meet FSC standards. You can apply for project certification for all or some of your projects.
Forest operators can obtain FSC’s forest management certification, the world’s most trusted mark of sustainable forestry. This certification verifies the forest is managed in a way that is environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable.
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Construction →Fashion →Fibre →Furniture →Natural rubber →Paper and packaging →Retail and e-commerce →Wood →Other forest products →
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Recognize the FSC label;* 77% of these consumers prefer FSC-certified over non-certified products.
* GlobeScan Global Consumer Research, August 2021