What’s in a label?

The FSC label is the world’s most trusted mark for sustainable forestry.
FSC certified orange juice carton
FSC / Orange juice carton (Elopak)

 

A small label making a big impact

When you purchase FSC-labelled products, you’re helping forests, and the people that rely on them, thrive by supporting: 
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Zero deforestation

Trees are harvested responsibly so there is no net loss of forest over time. Forests with irreplaceable values, such as old-growth forests, are identified and maintained. Reversing deforestation and maintaining irreplaceable forests are crucial to fighting climate change. 

See how climate change affects the Sami people in Sweden  →
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Fair wage and work environment 

All workers are provided with proper training, adequate safety protocols, and fair wages.

See how the Baaka are saving forests in the Congo  →
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Biodiversity preservation

Plant and animal species are protected.

See how responsible forestry is saving bears from extinction   →
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Community rights  

Local communities living in and around forest areas are consulted, and their legal and cultural rights to land and forest resources are respected.

See how responsible forestry changes lives in Peru  →

3 labels. 1 mission.

Behind every FSC label is a product that supports responsible forestry
FSC 100% label

FSC 100%

All materials used come from responsibly managed, FSC-certified forests. Products with the FSC 100% label contribute most directly to our mission to ensure thriving forests for all, forever.

FSC 100% label

FSC Recycled

The product is made from 100 per cent recycled materials. Using recycled material makes the most of precious forest resources and reduces the pressure to harvest more trees.

FSC Mix label

FSC Mix

The product is made with a mixture of materials from FSC-certified forests, recycled materials, and/or FSC-controlled wood. While controlled wood doesn’t come from FSC-certified forests, it mitigates the risk of the material originating from unacceptable sources.

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Check for the tree

We certify more than just paper products or furniture. Look for the FSC label when you shop. You’ll find it in more places than you might think.

  • Tyres
  • Sports equipment like skis and wetsuits
  • Clothing and shoes
  • Furniture and home décor
  • Paper products, packaging, tissue, and coffee cups
  • Books and art supplies
  • Timber
iStock.com / BartekSzewczyk
FSC certified charcoal
FSC / Charcoal (Holzkholewerk Lüneburg)
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iStock.com / Hans Verburg

Want to learn more about our labels?

Watch this explainer to see how your purchases support healthy, resilient forests.

FSC certified products
FSC / All packaging, textile and cork products are certified

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Become a forest steward

We all have a role to play in protecting the future of our forests. Learn how you can join the FSC
ecosystem and start making a difference today.