2023 FSC Leadership Award Winners

FSC Leadership Awards celebrate forest owners, builders, architects, retailers, paper mills, manufacturers, environmental organizations and many others who make major contributions toward responsible sourcing and forest management.

View the 2023 press release here. Winners of the 2023 FSC Leadership Awards are as follows:

Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring

For producing 100% FSC-certified hardwood flooring through their own sawmill, which in 1999 was the first sawmill in Pennsylvania to become FSC-certified through Smartwood

Association of Forest Communities of Petén

For 20 years of near-zero deforestation in the 1 million+ acres of certified tropical forest under their Community Forest Enterprise management model

The Coquille Indian Tribe

For outstanding forest management and conservation work, leading unique legal accomplishments in tribal trust forestland, and fish and wildlife management

Crate & Barrel

For its commitment and guiding values that prioritize the well-being of people and planet through FSC-certified furniture, catalogs, and product marketing


For its steadfast commitment to FSC principles across every facet of their operations, establishing Dyper as as a transformative force in the realm of disposable diapering


For being the first FSC-certified wood flour producer in Latin America, promoting sustainability, contributing to communities, and seeking a neutral environmental footprint


Fédération des Groupements Forestiers du Bas-Saint-Laurent, the largest FSC-certified group in Quebec with 4,500+ members and 556,000 acres for over 10 years


One of the two largest wood flooring distributors in the U.S., for promoting and selling FSC-certified flooring products for over 15 years while educating specifiers about certification and the use of certified products

Good Charcoal

The Good Charcoal Company for 100% FSC-certified acacia hardwood charcoal sourced in Namibia. Reduction of the acacia bushes out-of-control growth has helped restore equilibrium to the ecosystem, aiding the cheetah and other local plants and animals

Jeff Martin

For pioneering FSC-certified rubber and latex products, and natural rubber-based components that provide alternatives to common and widely used petroleum-based products

Mark Richey Woodworking

For bringing green manufacturing and sustainable practices to complex corporate, institutional, and residential interior and exterior archirectural and furniture projects across the U.S. MRW has been FSC-certified since 2011

Metrocolor de México S.A. de C.V.

A graphics and printing company, for demonstrating a long-standing commitment that ensures the paper they purchase is sourced from responsibly managed forests. Metrocolor has carried FSC certification since 2012

Monadnock Paper Mills

For its Unplastic initiative - nine eco-friendly FSC-certified fiber-based alternative products, already replacing more than 10 million conventional plastic gift card worldwide

Pennsylvania DCNR

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry for 25 years of FSC forest management certification, proving success across a wide range of forest conditions, multiple agencies, and evolving public expectations


Samsara, Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company, WRNS Studio, and Canopy Project Management for 100% FSC-certified wood used in Samsara’s 133,500 square foot interior build-out of their San Francisco headquarters, the 100% FSC-certified mass timber building 1 De Haro

Samsung Canada

For partnering with FSC Canada in a fundraising campaign promoting the health and protection of Canadian forests in honor of Earth Month 2023.

Sycamore & Oak

Emerson Collective, Redbrick LMD, Winstanley Architects & Planners, Adjaye & Associates, StructureCraft, Banneker Communities, and HEP Construction for Sycamore & Oak, a 23,000 square foot, 100% FSC-certified mass timber retail village in Washington, D.C.’s Congress Heights neighborhood

T3 Bayside Phase 1

Hines, WZMH Architects, 3XN, MKA, and Eastern Construction for 100% FSC-certified mass timber in T3 Bayside Phase 1 along Toronto's waterfront, a 262,000 square foot, 10-storey mass timber office building


Wahkohtowin Development GP Inc. for partnering with FSC Canada and Green First at the intersecting areas of land stewardship, sustainability, respecting & upholding indigenous rights, climate change mitigation and cultural revitalization

Wakefield BioChar

For producing FSC-certified biochar, which improves the health of soil, and providing education about the environmental benefits of biochar, including that using biochar reduces greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere