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Friday, 14 June 2019
2018 FSC Global Market Survey Report available now!


Every two years, FSC conducts the Global Market Survey to gain a better understanding of how FSC is perceived by both its certificate holders and promotional license holders. The results help us identify the needs of our stakeholders and see how certification trends evolve over time.

This information is vital as we strive to continuously improve the FSC system. In 2018, more than 4,000 certificate holders and 133 promotional licence holders participated in the survey - the highest participation rate in recent years. We warmly extend our thanks to all respondents that completed the survey and made this outcome possible.

The results of the 2018 FSC Global Market Survey show that the level of satisfaction of both certificate holders and promotional licence holders is high. Moreover, the sourcing and sales of FSC-certified products have continued to grow over the years and look promising for the coming years.

Overall, most certificate holders have stated that they obtain business benefits from being FSC certified – such as meeting the demands of current customers – while FSC promotional licence holders perceive their licence as a way to communicate their sustainability policy.

This information on the impacts of growth in the global FSC market is important for our organisation and stakeholders. The insights into market developments and future trends also show where FSC certification makes a difference for certified businesses and forests and where we can improve our efforts.

Check out the full 2018 FSC Global Market Survey report here.

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