Everyone can contribute to forest sustainability

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Julián Manrique

FSC, the gold standard for sustainable forestry

Trusted by nonprofit organizations, individuals, businesses, and governments, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) sets the world’s most rigorous standards for sustainable forest management.


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What does FSC label stand for?

Our “check tree” label can be found on millions of products and stands alone as the most trusted mark for responsible forestry. Recognized by 46% of consumers worldwide1, it verifies sustainable sourcing from forest to consumer.

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Explore eco-forest-based products from FSC-certified forests

Choose FSC when shopping to help protect forests.

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Many of the items we use every day are made from forest materials. You can help ensure responsible forestry and a healthier planet by choosing FSC-certified products when you shop.

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A donation to FSC empowers us to raise awareness and promotion forests that are managed in ways that are ecologically responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable for generations to come.

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 Why is forest sustainability important?

The world needs forests. They clean the air we breathe and filter the water we drink. They give us the resources to build our homes and provide many essential day-to-day products. Forests also play a vital role as a natural carbon-capture mechanism.

Caring for forests means caring for the creatures that live within and around them. Life is dependent on forest sustainability.  

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Caribou in Canada
Jeremie Leblond-Fontaine
Bukta forest, Lithuania
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Forest management: A key to forest sustainability

With a growing global population, we increasingly need forests. Sustainable forest management allows us to meet our needs without compromising our forests or the health of future generations.

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