The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) mark means that the wood or paper you are buying comes from responsibly managed forests. To become FSC certified, forest operations must meet demanding environmental, social and economic requirements, as confirmed by an independent third party such as SCS Global Services.
FSC certification is required at each stage in the product Chain of Custody from the forest to you.
of terrestrial animals and plants live in forests
of all land is covered by forests
of the world’s forests are FSC certified in 111 countries
businesses currently hold FSC Chain of Custody certificates
countries have businesses that are FSC certified
growth in FSC Chain of Custody certifications since 2008
SCS has been certifying responsibly managed forests longer than any other independent organization, and is one of the world's most trusted third-party auditors under the FSC program. FSC license code FSC-A000521
SCS Global Services promotes environmental stewardship and social responsibility by providing trusted third-party certification and auditing, and driving the development of science-based leadership standards in support of sustainable development. SCS certified brands gain a competitive edge backed by third-party credibility and transparency.