Why Businesses Choose FSC

FSC. It's good for you and good for the forest.

FSC adds value to your business

  • Mitigate risk
    Rigorous auditing, transparency of origin, and outsourcing assurance of responsible practices to local experts can help companies mitigate risk of sourcing from complex supply chains.
  • Brand Reputation
    FSC is respected and credible because we uphold the highest standards, so you can be assured that you are sourcing from responsibly managed forests.
  • Customer Satisfaction
    Meet consumer expectations. By communicating compliance with sustainability standards, your company can increase consumer awareness of sustainable sourcing and create market differentiation for your products.
  • Employee Satisfaction
    Reflect your company’s values. Certification not only aligns you company’s goals with your values and maintains trust, but it also provides a way to engage deeper with employees. [Source: ISEAL]
  • Supply chain stability
    Make complex supply chains more understandable. Certification provides better traceability, simplifying what is asked of suppliers by using agreed standards and generating better relations with producers.
  • Increased Revenue
    According to Neilson’s Global Sustainability Report 2-015, sales of consumer goods from brands with a demonstrated commitment to sustainability have grown more than 4%, while 66% of consumers say they are willing to pay more for sustainable brands.

FSC is good for the forest

  • FSC certified forests protect waterways and wildlife habitat, conserve regions of high biodiversity, and minimize the impact of harvesting.
  • FSC prohibits the conversion of natural forests for plantations, mining, oil exploration or agriculture.
  • Independent auditors monitor forestry practices annual on-the-ground.
  • FSC requires that Aboriginal Peoples rights are respected.
  • FSC requires forest managers to protect threatened high conservation value forests .
  • FSC prohibits the use of genetically modified trees.

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