Reasons to Choose FSC


Democratic and Inclusive

We are governed by more than 1000 members and actively support Indigenous Peoples’ rights.

Consistent and Robust

All FSC-certified forests are managed in line with the same global principles, and our certificate holders and certification bodies are accountable and independently audited.

Credible and Trusted

We consult stakeholders on changes to our standards, have a dispute resolution process and enjoy broad NGO support.

Global and Recognised

We operate globally, our iconic logo is recognised, and we help governments and organisations to meet agreed sourcing standards.

Innovative and Ambitious

We are the pioneers of forest certification and we continue to innovate, whether that means certification in new sectors or using more efficient, digital tools.

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