What are “FSC promotional licence holders”?

Including some of the biggest international retailers. This figure represents an increase of 18 per cent since the end of 2018.

FSC promotional licence holders are organizations that are not certified – such as retailers –but wish to use the FSC logo for the promotion of FSC-certified labelled products or services, and show their commitment to using FSC-certified materials.

All these organizations have signed a trademark licence agreement with their trademark service provider prior to using the FSC trademarks.

Key highlights of the licensees’ increase:

  • FSC promotional licensees can be found across 67 countries – six more than last year.
  • There are over 120 international licences – covering more than one country.
  • The retail sector is our biggest licensee group, followed by the food and beverage industry, and by the consulting and nonprofit sector.
  • Europe has the largest share of licensees with Germany having the highest number of promotional licence holders.  

How to become a licensee?

If you are interested in becoming a promotional licence holder, you can find key information in the FSC Trademark Use Guide for Promotional Licence Holders.

Please contact your FSC national or regional office for more details on becoming a licensee.

FSC congratulates all FSC trademark service providers and those supporting this work that have enabled us to reach this milestone.