What We Do

Protect Forests For Future Generations

The Forest Stewardship Council sets standards for responsible forest management. A voluntary program, FSC uses the power of the marketplace to protect forests for future generations.

Some people feel the best way to prevent deforestation is to stop using forest products. In reality, people use forest products every day. For example, the average American uses nearly six trees worth of paper each year.

So FSC harnesses market demand to ensure forests are responsibly managed. Because FSC is the gold standard in forest certification, it is the only system supported by groups such as WWF, Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Natural Resources Defense Council and National Wildlife Federation.

Today, more than 550 million acres of forest are certified under FSC’s system, including nearly 155 million acres in the US and Canada.

Mission and Vision

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Protecting forests for future generations. 

Why Forests Matter

We all need forests to live. 

Advantages of FSC

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Why FSC is the most rigorous, credible certification system.

Facts & Figures

Latest information about FSC.