An open member-led organization
FSC is an independent, non-profit organization that protects forests for future generations.
We are an open, membership-led organization that sets standards under which forests and companies are certified. Our membership consists of three equally weighted chambers -- environmental, economic, and social -- to ensure the balance and the highest level of integrity.
FSC US is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and operates as a National Office of FSC International, which is based in Bonn, Germany.
FSC was founded in 1993 to promote responsible forest management.
Members elect the board of directors and vote on motions in the General Assembly.
The FSC-US Board of Directors consists of members from each of the three chambers.
Our team is a committed group of professionals working to grow the market for FSC-certified products.
Our financial documents are available for public review.