Providing New Value to Businesses

The FSC Ecosystem Services Procedure provides businesses and governments with a new tool to demonstrate and communicate the impact their purchases, investments and financial support have on the conservation and restoration of forest ecosystem services.

FSC Ecosystem Services For Business
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Demonstrate sustainability commitments

FSC ecosystem services tools will help businesses demonstrate their commitment to sustainability, and to reducing deforestation and forest degradation.

FSC ecosystem services claims are based on impacts that have been verified by third-party auditors according to FSC’s Ecosystem
Services Procedure.

Ecosystem services claims can be used by forest managers to promote their positive impacts and attract payments, investments or other rewards from interested parties. They can also be used by financial sponsors to promote their support for verified impacts, and by retailers and other companies to promote FSC 100 per cent certified products from forests with verified ecosystem services impacts.

Finally, buyers of carbon credits or other environmental assets from FSC-certified forests can also promote any verified ecosystem services impacts in the forest from which the environmental asset originates. All uses of ecosystem services claims are supported by FSC trademarks and are subject to trademark use approval.




Is your business interested in the benefits FSC can provide?

When it comes to forest-based products, FSC certification is the sustainable choice you can trust to deliver better outcomes for forests, people and markets – today and for future generations.

FSC certification can help companies meet legislative requirements while improving market access, increasing revenue and showcasing your sustainability policies.

FSC is the certification of choice for thousands of businesses worldwide. Why should you join us?

    FSC is endorsed by big brands in businesses and by NGOs;
    FSC is the global gold standard in forest certification; and
    We provide an inclusive platform to engage stakeholders.

Verifying impacts

Verifying the ecosystem services impacts on FSC-certified forests

Uses of the FSC ecosystem services claims: The figure above shows the four different uses of the FSC ecosystem services claims. A forest manager can make promotions to attract funds, payments, and investments. Financial sponsors and buyers may, in turn, make promotions to generate business value. The Ecosystem Services Certification document provides transparency.