The Value of FSC

The value of FSC

Partnering with the Forest Stewardship Council® connects your brand to the highest standards of forest management for the benefit of today, tomorrow and forever.

Seven benefits of FSC

FSC prohibits deforestation

FSC prohibits the conversion of natural forest to plantations or other non-forest uses such as real estate development or agriculture.

FSC limits clearcut size to protect forest ecology

Our certified forest owners follow nature’s lead in how they harvest to ensure forests remain healthy.

FSC protects rare old-growth and other high conservation value forests

Rare old-growth forests are conserved, as are other forests of high conservation value.

FSC protects indigenous peoples’ rights

FSC recognizes and upholds the legal and customary rights of indigenous peoples’ as well as protecting areas of cultural significance.

FSC restricts the use of highly hazardous chemicals

FSC tightly restricts the use of highly hazardous pesticides, many of which are commonly used in the US and Canada.

We protect rare, threatened and endangered species

This protection extends to species at risk of becoming threatened or endangered.
Photo by Steve Forrest

FSC protects water quality

Forests naturally filter much of the world’s fresh water. FSC protects rivers, lakes and wetlands where laws or industry-based guidelines are often inadequate.

FSC facts & figures

Understand the breadth of FSC-certified forests across the U.S. and globe.

FSC Facts & Figures www

FSC 101

Share the importance of FSC with your internal stakeholders with ready-made presentation slides.

FSC 101 Presentation pptx

The gold standard of forest management

Discover why FSC’s standards are the benchmark for responsible forest practices.

The Gold Standard pdf