FSC Verified Impact

Verified Impact (formerly Ecosystem Services Claims) is FSC’s evolving approach to monitoring, conservation, and improvement of ecosystem services in forests.  

This upgraded system will help businesses, governments and forest managers access and disclose high-integrity forest data from FSC-certified forests. By investing in monitoring and improvement projects in FSC forests they unlock the data and stories needed to show their true forest impacts. ​ 

More about FSC Verified Impact for Businesses here and Verified Impact for Forest Managers here



Overview of FSC Verified Impact (formerly Ecosystem Services claims)

FSC-PRO-30-006 V1-2 EN Ecosystem Services Procedure: Impact Demonstration and Market Tools ("FSC ES-PRO")  sets out the requirements for FSC-certified forest managers to credibly demonstrate the impact of their activities on the maintenance, conservation, restoration or enhancement of ecosystem services, providing them with improved access to ecosystem services markets through the use of FSC ecosystem services claims.

FSC ecosystem services claims will increase the confidence of governments, investors, and buyers in ecosystem services markets. Ecosystem services claims can also be used to demonstrate the impact made by investments in preserving ecosystem services and contributions towards the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ecosystem services claims for carbon capture and storage can also be used as evidence of contributions towards meeting commitments under Article 5 of the Paris Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. 

The procedure is currently being revised, the status of which can be viewed here: FSC ES-PRO revision process.

Meanwhile, explore the relevant documents developed by FSC relating to the procedure below. 


Learn more about ecosystem services claims

FSC-PRO-30-006 EN V1-2 (ES Procedure).pdf
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FSC-MAN-30-006 V1-0-EN-Users-Manual-for-FSC-Forest-Carbon-Monitoring-Tool.pdf
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