FSC is an international not-for-profit membership-based organisation that brings people together to find solutions to the problems created by bad forestry practices and to reward good forest management.
FSC is a stakeholder owned system for promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. Through consultative processes, it sets international standards for responsible forest management.
It accredits independent third party organisations who can certify forest managers and forest product producers to FSC standards. Its trademark provides international recognition to organisations who support the growth of responsible forest management.
Its product label allows consumers worldwide to recognise products that support the growth of responsible forest management worldwide.
FSC undertakes marketing programs and information services that contributes to the mission of promoting responsible forestry worldwide.
Over the past 12 years, over 84m hectares in more than 82 countries have been certified according to FSC standards while several thousand products are produced using FSC certified wood and carrying the FSC trademark. FSC operates through its network of National Initiatives in 39 countries.