Call for Applicants for the Advisory Committee to FSC Modular Approach Program The FSC Modular Program (MAP) aims to provide a path to achieve FSC certification by
Global Partnership Program launched in key markets AkzoNobel also committed a contribution of 250 000 Euros over 3 years in support of FSC’s Social Policy Work
Royal Mail sends world’s first FSC certified stamps Royal Mail is the first postal operator in the world to produce FSC certified postage stamps
National Risk Assessment for Germany approved FSC conditionally approved the national Controlled Wood Risk Assessment for Germany
Public consultation launched on labelling products for small and community producers New FSC labelling option to differentiate products from small and community producers
New FSC standard strengthens chain of custody social requirements A new version of the Chain of Custody (CoC) certification standard
Online platform will enhance product traceability FSC recently achieved the significant milestone of 20,000 chain of custody certificates
Marina Silva confirmed as keynote speaker for FSC Forest Frameworks 2011 conference Marina was Brazil’s Minister of the Environment. She was also a presidential candidate in 2010, finishing in third
Ian Redmond will be a plenary speaker for FSC Forest Frameworks 2011 conference Ian Redmond is a wildlife biologist and conservationist, associated with Mountain Gorillas and served as Ambassador for
The world’s forests meet the social, ecological, and economic rights and needs of the present generation without compromising those of future generations.
The Forest Stewardship Council shall promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a nongovernmental, non-profit organization that promotes the responsible management of the world’s forests. Established in 1993 as a response to concerns over global deforestation, FSC is a membership organization with a governance structure based on participation, democracy, equity and transparency. It is a unique forum where stakeholders from around the world meet and through strong multi-stakeholder processes define essential social and environmental criteria for forest management.
FSC has defined 10 principles and associated criteria that describe how forests have to be managed to meet the social, economic, ecological, cultural and spiritual needs of present and future generations. These fundamental principles are realized in forests worldwide through FSC certification. To earn FSC certification and the right to use the FSC label, an organization must conform to all applicable FSC requirements. Managing forests in accordance with FSC Principles and Criteria means following high social and environmental guidelines, and often requires managers to adapt their management and operations. This is how FSC has a direct and permanent positive impact on the world’s forests and the people living from, in, and around the forest.
Through programs, services and solutions that support FSC certification, the Forest Stewardship Council empowers organizations, businesses and communities to support responsible forest management. FSC uses certification to engage the market, driving recognition of the value of forests to improve social and environmental practices in forests worldwide. FSC’s core activities are to provide internationally recognized standard setting, trademark assurance and accreditation services for companies, organizations and communities interested in responsible forestry.
In 2010, over 135 million hectares of forest are FSC certified in over 80 countries around the world. The FSC logo and on-product labels have become the globally trusted mark for businesses and consumers looking for forest products that benefit people, the environment and that also provide ongoing business value. Find more information at www.fsc.org.