FSC works to help forests protect animal habitat, indigenous peoples' rights, worker’s rights, and areas of significant environmental or cultural importance.
We do this by setting standards for responsible forest management which are then used to evaluate forests to our strict environmental and social standards. Then fibre from certified forests is tracked all the way to the store through the FSC Chain of Custody system. FSC-certified wood, paper and other forest products are then sold with the FSC label by certified companies in the marketplace.
Products sold with the FSC label helps businesses and consumers to make informed choices about the forest products they buy, and create positive change to keep our forests for all forever.
In Canada, we are working to spread awareness of FSC as the mark of responsible forestry. Our work includes aboriginal peoples, consumers, environmental organizations, social organizations, industry and the public. Our vision is to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests. To accomplish this, we work on a number of areas to achieve this goal, including:
- Strengthening the awareness of FSC in Canada
- Increasing certification of Canadian forests and companies
- Supporting certificate holders on understanding requirements, increasing market share and development.
- Developing and revising standards for forest management in Canada
- Verifying the use of FSC's trademarks
Learn more about our plans for the next 5 years in FSC Canada’s Strategic Plan: