Forest Stewardship Council promotes the sustainable management of forests by setting standards that are environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable.
When any wood or paper product bears the FSC label, it means that its raw material came from a responsibly managed forest, and all the companies in its supply chain adhered to the highest standards of sustainability, while producing it. In this way, FSC certification helps keep forests alive and thriving, while also providing sustainable and responsible choices of forest products to manufacturers, brands and consumers.
FSC is a global, not-for-profit organisation that was established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC sets standards under which forests and companies are certified and uses a market based mechanism to promote sustainable production and consumption of timber and paper related products. It runs a global certification system with two key components - Forest Management and Chain of Custody.
It is a multi-stakeholder organisation, represented by NGOs and businesses. WWF, along with other organisations helped create the Forest Stewardship Council in 1993 as a non-governmental, independent and international forest certification scheme that aimed to address deforestation and environment degradation. Today, more than 195 Million hectares of global forests are FSC certified across 84 countries.
The demand for wood and paper products is increasing around the world. Wood is commonly used in the construction industry, furniture, handicrafts and production of paper. India is the fastest growing market for paper globally and is poised for a big leap in sync with economic and population growth.Read More
FSC aims to ensure that forest products are sourced and handled responsibly through the product’s journey - from the forest to the consumer. For a product to be FSC labelled, all links in the production supply chain –the forest owner/manager, manufacturer, and buyer – need to secure one of two types of FSC certificationRead More
FSC stands for the Forest Stewardship Council, a certification system co-founded by WWF 26 years ago. It means that the product you buy comes from a forest that is responsibly managed.Watch Video