We are a global not-for-profit organization that sets the standards for what a responsibly managed forest is, both environmentally and socially.
We are an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation that works to promote the environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests.
When timber leaves an FSC certified forest we ensure companies along the supply chain meet our best practice standards also, so that when you see the FSC label on a product, you can be sure it’s been made from responsible sources.
In this way, FSC certification helps forests remain thriving environments for generations to come, by helping you make ethical and responsible choices at your local supermarket, bookstore, furniture retailer, and beyond.
We develop standards for responsible forest management according to 10 principles and criteria.
FSC certification of forests and products means that they comply with our rigorous standards, and that forests, communities, and workers are looked after.
We don’t set these standards alone. We consult with our global network of environmental, social, and economic members to ensure that forest standards represent everyone’s needs, from Indigenous Peoples to endangered animal species.
FSC members include some of Australia and the world’s leading environment groups (WWF and Greenpeace), social organisations (the AMWU and Timber Communities Australia), businesses (TetraPak and Kimberly Clark) as well as forest owners and managers, processing companies, campaigners, and individuals like you.