FSC certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. 

The FSC Principles and Criteria provide a foundation for all forest management standards globally, including the FSC US National Standard (v1.0) that guides forest management certification in the U.S. 

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Become Certified

FSC sets standards for responsible forest management

Certfying Bodies in the US

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Certifying Bodies assess forest management and chain of custody operations using the FSC standards.

Chain of Custody Certification

FSC Chain-of-Custody certification traces the path of products from forests through the supply chain.

Forest Management Certification

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FSC Forest Management certification confirms that a specific area of forest is being managed in line with the FSC Principles and Criteria.

Controlled Wood

FSC Controlled Wood Program aims to avoid the use of wood products from unacceptable sources in FSC labeled products.

Family Forests

The Family Forests Program provides a variety of opportunities for landowners to realize the benefits of FSC certification.