Welcome to FSC Forest Week

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Choose Forests. Choose FSC.

Forests are under threat and the world is increasingly concerned about this. Without healthy and resilient forests, we will lose the fight against biodiversity loss and the current climate crisis.

It’s time to make a sustainable change.

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What is FSC Forest Week

What is FSC Forest Week?

From 24 - 30 September, we are highlighting the value of forests and how choosing sustainably-sourced products can help create resilient forests for the future. And we want you to be part of it!

Why choose forests?

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.

Globally, 1.6 billion people rely on forests directly for their livelihoods. But people aren’t the only ones who rely on forests.[1]

Over half the world’s species call forests their home, making them one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on our planet.[2] Caring for forests means caring for the creatures that live within and around them. Life is dependent on healthy, diverse ecosystems and forests are a vital habitat.

Why choose FSC

Why choose FSC?

As the leader in sustainable forestry, FSC is trusted by NGOs, businesses, and consumers worldwide to help protect healthy, resilient forests for all, forever.

Our purpose is to promote responsible forestry so forests and people can thrive. Today, FSC is the world’s most recognized, rigorous and trusted forest certification system.

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5 actions you can do to take care of forests

Check for the FSC label when you purchase

Choose FSC-certified products while you are shopping in stores or online. How? Look for the FSC ‘check-tree’ label, found on millions of products worldwide. It verifies sustainable sourcing from the forest to store shelves.

Products bearing the ‘check-tree’ label mean they have been sourced from forests that are managed responsibly according to our rigorous standards, helping to protect wildlife habitats and ensure zero deforestation.

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Shop forest-friendly

From pencils to furniture, from printer paper to the rubber in your shoes, every FSC-certified product you buy helps to promote responsible forest management.

Want to know more about the kind of products that are FSC-certified? Discover the wide range of FSC-certified product types on our web page and support the businesses that help keep our forests sustainable and healthy.

Learn more about FSC-certified products here →
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Ask your employer to support
FSC / All paper and wood products are certified

Ask your employer to support FSC

FSC is always keen for more businesses to support our mission to help protect the world’s forests.

Make a change in your own workplace. It can be small, like replacing the coffee cups in your break room with FSC-certified ones. It can be big, like suggesting all new buildings be built with FSC-certified timber or requesting your company to update their sourcing policy to include a preference for FSC.

Ask your employer if they’ve looked into FSC, and if not, why not?

Visit forests

Visit forests

It's hard to know what you’re trying to protect if you haven’t seen it for yourself. So, explore and appreciate the natural beauty of the world’s forests and everything they have to offer.

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Share your love of forests with others

Everybody has a role to play in influencing positive change. So get the word out there. Help and challenge those around you to learn more about our forests. Together, we can create a world where everyone cares for and protects our forests.

Follow us on social media and share our message to help create more awareness about the importance of helping to protect the world’s forests.

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I choose FSC

Post ‘I Choose FSC’ to show your support!

Follow the campaign on our social media and help share our message using the hashtags #FSCForestWeek | #ForestForAllForever | #ChooseFSC | #ChooseForests

Be a part of sustainable change

24 - 30 September

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[1] https://us.fsc.org/en-us/what-we-do/why-forests-matter 

[2] Pillay, R., Venter, M., Aragon-Osejo, J., González-del-Pliego, P., Hansen, A J., Watson, J EM., and Venter, O. (2021) Tropical forests are home to over half of the world’s vertebrate species.  Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 20(1): 10-15