Here is what others say about FSC...
© Brooks Bros“Certification will only protect forests if the system is credible. Otherwise it’s just a green label. Currently WWF considers the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) the most credible certification system to ensure environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable management of forests. WWF therefore recommends the FSC system to consumers, forest managers, policymakers and businesses” WWF statement
“The Woodland Trust was the first UK-wide woodland owner to have its entire estate FSC certified in 1998. We are proud of our FSC certified status which covers over 1,000 woodlands totalling over 20,000 hectares (50,000 acres) in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Although we do sell thousands of tonnes of FSC certified wood every year as a result of our conservation work, the main reason for the Woodland Trust being FSC certified is to demonstrate to our members and supporters that the management of our estate is independently verified as meeting the highest standards.” Gordon Pfetscher, UK Operations Manager, The Woodland Trust
"The main raw material we use is paper. We believe that the sustainable use of renewable resources - like wood fibres - is of utmost importance in contributing to the mitigation of climate change. And we want to convey this message to consumers in the clearest possible way. Today, consumers believe FSC is the best proof of sustainable forestry. That's why we prefer wood sources that are FSC certified." Mario Abreu, Director, Forestry and Recycling, Tetra Pak International
"FSC is committed to the highest standards of credibility in voluntary standards and conformity assessment. As a full ISEAL member, FSC’s standard-setting practices are in compliance with the ISEAL Code of Good Practice. This exemplifies their commitment to effective social and environmental standards that are set through an open, multi-stakeholder process. They share this commitment in their accreditation activities. ASI strives for compliance with international good practice in accreditation through ISO 17011." Sasha Courville, Executive Director, ISEAL Alliance