FSC Logo Use

Seen on thousands of product labels around the world, the FSC trademarks – most recognizably the famous ‘check-mark and tree’ logo – are a trusted sign of responsible use of the planet’s forest resources.

What are FSC's Trademarks?

FSC Product Labels

FSC labels are used on products to identify that the product has been verified to come from an FSC-certified source.

FSC labels can be found on millions of products around the world: from toilet roll to your favourite book, that milk carton in your fridge, and other food products.

All of our labels provide you with an assurance that the product you are buying is made from responsible sources and have been verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards.

Learn more about FSC labels here.

Promotional Logos

The FSC promotional logos can be used to promote the fact that products are certified or to promote FSC as a system.

Promotional logos can be used on catalogues, point of sale materials, websites, press releases and other promotional materials.

Consumers have high expectations that the forest based products they buy are sourced responsibly. Promoting FSC certified products empowers consumers to make informed choices about the products they purchase and allows businesses’ to communicate their commitment to responsible forest management.

Learn more about promotional logo use here.

Who can use the trademarks?

FSC Product Labels: All companies involved in the production, manufacturing,processing, and trading of FSC-certified products must obtain FSC Chain of Custody certification in order to label products as FSC-certified.

Promotional Logos: Retailers & Brands that sell FSC-certified (finished & labelled) products can apply to use the promotional logos. Learn whether you are eligible here.

Certified Companies

Any organization with a valid FSC certificate is, with authorization, allowed to use one or all of these FSC trademarks – identifying that your products have been produced using material from responsible sources or to promote the fact that they are certified. If you already hold FSC certification and want more information about using these trademarks, contact your certification body or learn more here.


Retailers/brands who buy finished, FSC labelled products from and FSC-certified company and sell these on, unchanged, to end users may apply to FSC for a trademark license to enable them to use the FSC trademarks to promote these products in brochures, point of sale materials, in-store, on websites, in press releases. Learn more here.

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