What is The Forest Stewardship Council , or FSC®?

Updated 7 months ago by Emma Davis

The Forest Stewardship Council is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes the responsible management of the world's working forests through the development of forest management standards, a voluntary certification system, and trademarks that provide recognition and value to products bearing the FSC® label. FSC® standards have been applied on more than 170 million acres of actively managed forests in more than 60 countries as of Spring 2006, and growing steadily.

Since its inception in 1993, it has emerged as a globally influential system for transforming forestry around the world by reaching areas where other conservation strategies or government policies have fallen short. The FSC promotes responsible forest management by evaluating and accrediting certifiers, by encouraging the development of national and regional forest management standards, and by providing public education and information about independent, third-party certification as a tool for ensuring that the world's forests are protected for future generations. The FSC-U.S. is responsible for establishing independent forest certification standards and promoting FSC® certification in the U.S.

You can find out more about our FSC Certification here.


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