FSC works to improve forest management worldwide, and through certification creates an incentive for forest owners and managers to follow best social and environmental practices.
Research has shown that FSC certification can bring improved market access, higher revenues and enhanced public image
"The market for responsibly sourced timber and timber products has been growing, particularly the demand for third party certified timber. Businesses, Governments and local authorities are specifying the supply of legal and responsibly sourced timber in their procurement policies. NGO initiatives, like WWF’s GFTN, promote the international trade of responsible timber and timber products through linking networks of responsible suppliers with responsible buyers." [Source: PAS2021]