Who We Are

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) helps take care of forests and the people and wildlife who call them home. So you can keep your life full of forest products while keeping our forests full of life.



We are a global not-for-profit organization that sets the standards for what is a responsibly managed forest, both environmentally and socially.

When timber leaves an FSC-certified forest we ensure companies along the supply chain meet our best practice standards also, so that when a product bears the FSC logo, you can be sure it’s been made from responsible sources. In this way, FSC certification helps forests remain thriving environments for generations to come, by helping you make ethical and responsible choices at your local supermarket, bookstore, furniture retailer, and beyond.

We don’t set these standards alone. We consult with our global network of environmental, social, and economic members to ensure that forest standards represent everyone’s needs, from Indigenous Peoples to endangered animal species.

FSC members include some of the world’s leading environment groups (WWF and Greenpeace), social organizations (the National Aboriginal Forestry Association), businesses (Tetra Pak and Mondi PLC) as well as forest owners and managers, processing companies, campaigners, and individuals like you.


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