Due to the integrity of the FSC® system and its requirements, the number of certificates issued and the diverse stakeholders involved, FSC® is the most credible forest certification system.
It brings together NGOs, forest owners, environmental and social groups along with industries that manufacture and trade in timber-based products. 36,000 companies hold FSC certificates and FSC works with more than 150,000 small forest owners and indigenous communities around the world. Almost 200 million hectares of forests are managed according to the FSC standards.
To provide a robust solution, FSC is constantly working to strengthen its positive impacts on the world’s forests; improving monitoring and developing new solutions to combat deforestation and climate change.