Media Statements

Short papers that present our position and/or approach on a given topic relevant to the FSC system.
upholding indigenous rights
FSC Brasil Célio Cavalcante Filho

Indigenous Peoples  

FSC is committed to working with Indigenous Peoples by upholding their ownership, use and management rights across all forests.

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FSC Iván Castro

Sanitary Logging

Sanitary logging becomes illegal when companies obtain a permit via illegal means or conduct sanitary logging in violation of legislations. 

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Concerns over global deforestation have been at the core of FSC since its founding.

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No credit

False Claims in Supply Chains

FSC takes any supply chain integrity violations, especially false claims, seriously and investigates them thoroughly using all the tools at its disposal.


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Mixed labels

FSC Mix and Controlled Wood Labels

Any business that holds an FSC label commits to the strictest standards currently governing responsible forest management.

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big forests

Small-scale, Low-intensity and Community Forests

FSC is building pathways for small-scale and community forests to achieve certification on multiple fronts.

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FSC Smallholders

FSC’s position on Russia's war on Ukraine

FSC must act against aggression and protect its system integrity

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Illegal Logging

Illegal Logging

FSC does not accept illegal logging or illegal timber trade in its system.

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