FSC supports the responsible management of plantations and the products derived from harvesting activities in these areas as a strategy to complement conservation and the sustainable use of natural forests.
FSC actively supports indigenous peoples’ rights.
FSC does not accept illegal logging or illegal timber trade in its system.
Supply chain fraud in Vietnam
FSC does not tolerate any form of consumer deception involving fraud by businesses that hold FSC certificates.
Deforestation, high conservation value forests and intact forest landscapes
FSC certification plays a critical role in the preservation of high conservation value forests in countries where governance is poor.
Controlled Wood and FSC Mix
Any business that holds an FSC certificate must commit to the strictest standards currently governing responsible forest management to be able to sell its products with an FSC label.
FSC understands the public sensitivity and general opposition to the forestry practices of clear cutting, also known as regeneration felling.
Certification bodies’ / certificate holders’ transparency
FSC is a non-governmental organization that sets the policies and standards to promote responsible forest management globally.