We Are the World’s Most Trusted Sustainable Forest Management Solution
As the original pioneers of forest certification, we have 25 years of experience in sustainable forest management. We use our expertise to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests, bringing together experts from the environmental, economic and social spheres.
Strategic Plan & Governance Structure
The FSC Global Strategic Plan 2015-2020 clarifies FSC’s identity and role in the global forest system to ensure that our trajectory fits the challenges that the world’s forests and forest stakeholders face. In the 25 years since our founding, we have created a certification system that mobilises the force of the market, offering people a way to create positive impact in forests and communities through their purchasing decisions.
What It Means When You See the FSC labels on a Product
FSC labels can be found on millions of products around the world – from toilet rolls to your favourite book, to that milk carton in your fridge, and other food products. What does the label mean? Simply put: by choosing products with FSC labels, you are helping to take care of the world’s forests.
FSC Contributions to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
The work of FSC is helping achieve 40 targets under 14 sustainable development goals (SDGs). FSC helps achieve sustainable forest management in the world, one of the targets of SDG 15 (Life on Land). The broad environmental, social, and economic focus of the FSC forest stewardship principles also contribute to the SDGs focused on poverty, equality, natural resources, production and consumption patterns, decent work, climate change, inclusive and accountable societies, and global partnerships.
Facts & Figures
Our facts and figures map provides a new way to see the growth in global forest area certified to FSC Principles and Criteria, as well as the global supply chain certification growth.
Over 300K hectares of one of Europe’s most important untouched forests receives full government protection
Russia is known to be one of the few countries in the world with vast remaining intact forest landscapes (IFLs). These are large areas of connected habitat, free from man-made disturbance that are crucial for mitigating climate change, maintaining water supplies and protecting biodiversity.
Polyprom Group Certificates Terminated
FSC has terminated the trademark license agreements held by the Polyprom Group (Polyprom), a charcoal producer and trader from Ukraine.
Continuous Improvement Concept Gets Support in Eastern Africa
The concept of continuous improvement – for smallholders to take incremental steps to gain FSC certification – was recently introduced to FSC eastern African members during a regional meeting.
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Root of the matter
Thoughts from FSC’s Director General