The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) promotes the responsible management of the world’s forests. We are an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation which carefully checks forest management on the ground, traces products from forest to consumer, and provides clear labelling rules for companies using forest products or materials.
In doing so, the FSC system provides a credible link between responsible production and consumption of forest products.
We also provide a forum for any stakeholders who use the forest or forest products, where the world’s largest furniture companies, trade unions in South America, environmental NGOs, and representatives of indigenous communities among others, can meet to define environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable forest management.
FSC is a multi-stakeholder organization which applies the directive of our 800 worldwide members in a democratic, transparent and inclusive way to effect positive, lasting change that benefits all stakeholders.