Responsible sourcing of wood can benefit construction projects in many ways. Wood is more carbon and energy efficient in comparison to other building materials. However, wood can originate from unsustainable forest management practices which can undermine its benefits. This risk can be mitigated by sourcing FSC certified wood. FSC is the world’s most trusted sustainable forest management solution that adds environmental, social and economic benefits to construction projects.


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FSC chain of custody certification provides a credible assurance that products which are sold with an FSC claim originate from well-managed forests, controlled sources, or reclaimed materials.
FSC Labels
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FSC labels can be found on millions of products around the world from toilet rolls to your favourite book, to that milk carton in your fridge, and other food products. What does the label mean? Simply put by choosing products with FSC labels, you are helping to take care of the world’s forests. Each label provides information about the origin of the materials used to make the finished and labeled product.
With more than 75,000 organizations holding FSC chain of custody certification, FSC is the leading sustainable forest management solution, providing the highest global assurance of supply chain integrity from forest to end user. FSC is not restricted to products on a store shelf, however. Your business has the opportunity to use the FSC trademarks to promote your projects! By complying with the FSC Standard for Project Certification, the projects you manage can be FSC-certified, allowing you to manage several projects in a continual basis or a one-time project certification, whichever is more convenient for you.
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As awareness of the importance of sustainability increases, there is a growing trend in selecting ethical and sustainable products. As a result, many companies see value in promoting the fact that their packaging or products are FSC-certified. Consumer research shows that people trust FSC to protect forests, and that there is value in associating a brand or product with FSC.

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FSC certification and tools can help businesses grow while fighting climate change. 

Please get in touch with us to find out more about the benefits of FSC certification and how to get FSC certified. 

Certificate Holder Testimony

Companies across the globe are using FSC wood for their construction projects, ensuring that products are sourced responsibly and demonstrating the strongest possible commitment to forests.

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JRA Green Building builds homes that reflect our business values related to healthy communities and sustainability. FSC certification helps us deliver these values through added carbon sequestration seen on FSC managed forestland and reduced chemical use. It turns the ‘do no harm’ mantra around by enabling our net zero homes to have positive impact.

James Ray Arnold, Founder, JRA Green Building

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Sustainable Development Goals and FSC

FSC can benefit businesses by promoting improved efficiency, market access, meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more about FSCs contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.


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FSC-certified forests have environmental, economic and social benefits.

As the world’s most trusted sustainable forest management solution, FSC labelling tells customers that the materials used originate from sustainable and legal sources.

Download the brochure on the ‘Value of FSC for Construction’ to find out more about the benefits of FSC for construction projects and the world’s forests

The Value of FSC - Construction
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Tune in to a podcast from the World Architecture Festival where 2 leading architects Misak Terzibasiyan from UAArchitects and Giacomo Garziano from GGLoop, share the importance of using certified sustainable wood in construction projects. Courtesy: The World Architecture Festival Podcast.