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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.
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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.
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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 Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) project certification shows that the forest-based materials you use come from FSC-certified sources. This certification lets builders, architects, artists, and others use FSC trademarks to showcase their commitment to sustainable forestry.
You can make a real difference by having your projects certified by FSC, the world’s most trusted forest certification organization.
Your projects will become more attractive to environmentally conscious customers and investors.
Our logo is recognized by 46%* of consumers worldwide.
Your brand can benefit by associating with a symbol of integrity and trust.
We have tools and resources to help you bring your sustainability story to the world.
There’s a wide selection of FSC-certified wood and forest-based materials available.
FSC project certification is designed for organizations and projects of all sizes. Qualifying projects include:
Additionally, you can choose from different types of certification, including:
And make the following claims:
For details on all the project certification options, download the FSC Standards for Project Certification.
Many green building programmes around the world recognise the value of FSC-certified wood and FSC project certification. For example, LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge have an exclusive preference for FSC-certified materials. Other internationally known green building programmes that recognise FSC are:
To begin the project certification process, contact your local FSC team. They can provide the specific details for your region and help get you started.
You can find North American suppliers at Build with FSC. For all other regions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only independent, third-party, accredited certification bodies can conduct audits and provide the certification for your organization.
Gather all the information needed to prove that you meet the necessary requirements.
Your certification body will conduct an assessment to validate your conformance with FSC requirements.
Once your conformance is validated, your project certificate is issued.
Your local FSC team is here to guide you through the project certification process.
Using our trademarks can help you make a name for yourself in sustainable building. As a certificate holder, you’ll have rights to use five FSC trademarks in your promotional materials.
* Ipsos Global Consumer Recognition Study, June 2023