Paper and paperboard made with forest-fibres are a popular choice for packaging. Paper-based packaging can protect goods, provide product information and be both biodegradable and easily recyclable.

However, forest-based materials can also be the product of deforestation or poor forestry practices: a threat to the world’s forests, and brand reputation.

For over 25 years, the Forest Stewardship Council has been committed to ensuring that forests around the world meet the social, environmental and economic needs of the present generation, without compromising those of future generations.


Our 2021 consumer awareness survey revealed that 3 in 5 consumers expect paper and cardboard packaging to be from sustainable sources. Through responsible management of forests, the FSC certification system can help to secure a long-term source of paper and other forest-based products, and demonstrate your commitment to responsible forestry to your customers.

Doing good for the planet, and making it known.

The FSC brand adds value to products, helping companies to demonstrate their commitment to responsible sourcing.

The FSC label identifies responsibly sourced forest products, and can be applied to packaging made from FSC-certified materials.

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