As the leader in sustainable forestry, FSC is trusted to protect forests for all, forever.
Learn more about our work
What the FSC labels mean
Every FSC label stands for sustainable sourcing that puts forests and people first.
Show your commitment to responsible forestry by becoming FSC certified.
We’re using blockchain to ensure certification compliance throughout the supply chain.
We’re harnessing the power of satellite data to help auditors monitor forest health.
We're piloting cutting-edge technology to trace and prove the origins of wood.
Our rigorous forest certification standards are the foundation of the FSC system.
See which policies, standards and procedures are currently being strengthened.
We’re committed to upholding the credibility and transparency of the FSC system.
Explore our active investigations into organizations who may threaten the FSC system.
Certification and licence options
Find the certification or licence that’s right for your business.
Other Related Links
Explore Ecosystem Services
Ensure the long-term health and viability of your forest with FSC certification.
Managers of small, low-intensity, or community forests
FSC certification isn’t just for global corporations. We have solutions to fit any forest.
Make real progress toward your sustainability goals and secure the future of our forests.
NGOs, research institutions, and other allies
We’re convening diverse stakeholders to set the standard for forest stewardship worldwide.
Become a member
Make your commitment to responsible forest stewardship official by becoming an FSC member.
FSC’s collaboration platform for current members.
Join our mission
Put your passion to work creating a better future for forests and people worldwide.
Learn more about FSC
Stay up to date with the latest from FSC and the world of sustainable forestry.
Why forests matter
Forests are vital for the climate, ecosystems, and communities around the world.
Learn about upcoming media engagement opportunities and find relevant media resources.
Tools & Resources Home
FSC offers a variety of tools and resources to help you work with our organization.
Find all documents related to FSC’s standards, policies, and procedures.
Open for feedback: Help strengthen FSC’s standards procedures and policies up for review.
Learn about the FSC system through deep dives on relevant topics.
Access the latest information on FSC certificate holders.
For FSC members: Access our primary platform for collaboration.
For FSC certificate holders and promotional license holders: Access FSC’s trademarks.
For FSC certificate holders and promotional license holders: Access marketing assets and examples.
FSC Members’ Portal
Choose from the selection of the newest stories and documents below.
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.
The results of the TV loop show no instances of false claims or other fraudulent activities by the certificate holders included. Thus, FSC has not issued any blockages.
The Aucoumea TV loop, originally known as “African Timbers TV Loop”, was launched by Assurance Services International (ASI) and FSC to identify trade patterns and volumes of certified Aucoumea wood, and related products in global supply chains. The TV loop followed the supply chains of Aucoumea klaineana products from producer markets in Africa to processing and consumer markets in Europe and North America.
The scope of this TV loop included transaction data from 521 certificate holders for the period January to December 2019. Key findings from this TV loop at the time of closure include:
As part of the second phase of the TV loop, ASI collected wood samples from three chain of custody certificate holders in Gabon, France and Netherlands. These samples included roundwood, plywood and veneer samples. The inclusion of sample collection and wood testing is part of FSC's investment in exploring ways in which wood identification technology can be used to improve the traceability of timber in certified supply chains.
For more information about the preliminary results of this TV loop, click here.
To read the article announcing the launch of this TV loop, click here.
To read about FSC’s work on wood identification techniques, click here.
For more information about the various phases of a TV loop, click here.