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Friday, 11 September 2020
Celebrating 25 Years of FSC UK

It is easy to forget, amid the strange circumstances in which we find ourselves, that 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of FSC UK, but it is important to recognise the progress that has been made over the quarter century. The achievements are not only through the work of FSC UK staff and trustees through the years but that of our supporters and advocates.

FSC UK was founded in 1995, and in the 25 years since, FSC UK and our supporters have worked tirelessly to promote responsible forest management across the UK. During this time, 1,593,482 hectares of UK forest have been certified, and 2,225 UK chain of custody certificates and 117 UK promotional licences have been issued*. Consumer awareness of FSC has also increased dramatically over the years. In 2007, 19% of consumers surveyed recognised the FSC logo, however, this figure reached 67% in our 2020 survey.

Our 25th year gave us numerous reasons to celebrate, including exciting launches, events, and milestones:

To find out more about our achievements over the past 25 years, download our 25 year timeline below. To find out more about how to join our FSC Friday celebrations later this month, click here.

*Figures correct as of 1 September 2020.

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