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Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Forest Management Certification

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Forest Management Certification logo

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests.

As forest managers or owners, FSC® Certification is a way of ensuring that your careful and long-term forest management is recognized. Certification is voluntary. It involves an inspection of the forest management by an independent organization to check that it passes the internationally agreed FSC Principles and Criteria of good forest management.

To sell material from an FSC certified forest with the FSC logo, a forest manager must also achieve FSC chain of custody certification. The FSC label shows that it comes from a well-managed forest and enables you to pass on the benefits of certification to your customers.

FSC Forest Management certification is verified annually by independent auditors, and producers must also maintain FSC Chain of Custody Certification.

Learn more: Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Forest Management Certification websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Forest Management Certification's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party).

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Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC)

Member of

ISEAL

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification


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Year ecolabel est. 1994

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Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Forest products / Paper


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Last updated: 20 January 2012