The future of forests is in our hands

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All in for forests

Just as we depend on forests, forests depend on us. At the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) we unite individuals, businesses, governments, and NGOs under a common goal: protecting healthy, resilient forests for all, forever. 

See how you can make a difference by becoming a forest steward today. 

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Governments →
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FSC / Milan Reška
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When forests flourish, we all do

Our lives depend on forests. They purify the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and supply countless products we use every day. 

See how forests impact all of us and learn how responsible forestry can help fight climate change, protect biodiversity, and support communities. 

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Building a world where forests and people thrive

We set the standard for responsible forestry worldwide. Our diverse ecosystem of stakeholders is changing the way forests are valued and managed, because that’s what stewards do.  

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A label for positive change

Our “check tree” label can be found on millions of products and stands alone as the most trusted mark for responsible forestry. Recognized by 46% of consumers worldwide,1 it verifies sustainable sourcing from forest to consumer.

What our label stands for →
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FSC Italy / Giulia Grotto

Answer the call of the forest

FSC members are at the center of everything we do. They represent social, environmental, and economic interests working together to define our responsible forestry standards.    

Ready to do your part? Join us in our mission to ensure healthy, resilient forests worldwide.   

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Recognizing the true value of forests

Certification is just one of the ways we’re supporting healthy, resilient forests. See how we’re measuring the true value of forests and learn how you can support sustainable forest management.

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Ukrainian women entrepreneurs in wood industry call for more trade partners from the EU market
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Summer Forest

This summer, experience the biggest celebration of Life on Earth!

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Textiles of the future

Responsibly sourced textiles are vital for a sustainable future. FSC works with brands, designers, retailers, and manufacturers, to help transform the supply chain and protect the world’s forests. 

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My Forest: Citróleo Group

“Well-managed forests, respect for people and a healthy environment, the Citróleo Farm brings harmony to all” - says Adriano José Pavan, Project Manager of the Citróleo Group, Brazil.

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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.

1: Ipsos Global Consumer Recognition Study, June 2023