Our Vision and Mission

Staying true to our promise

Mt Feathertop - Victoria (© Image Courtesy of James Taylor)© Image Courtesy of James TaylorFSC has been recognised as an international organisation that provides a system for different stakeholders interested in forest issues to work towards responsible forest management.

In providing this system, FSC promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests.


Our Vision

The world’s forests meet the social, ecological, and economic rights and needs of the present generation without compromising those of future generations.

Our Mission

The Forest Stewardship Council A.C. (FSC) shall promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests.

Environmentally appropriate 

Forest management ensures that the harvest of timber and non-timber products maintains the forest's biodiversity, productivity and ecological processes.

Socially beneficial

Forest management helps both local people and society at large to enjoy long term benefits and also provides strong incentives to local people to sustain the forest resources and adhere to long-term management plans.

Economically viable 

Forest management mean that forest operations are structured and managed so as to be sufficiently profitable, without generating financial profit at the expense of the forest resources, the ecosystem or affected communities. The tension between the need to generate adequate financial returns and the principles of responsible forest operations can be reduced through efforts to market forest products for their best value.

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