Other Ways To Support Responsible Forestry

As the most trusted sustainable forestry standard, FSC is a positive force for change that supports biodiversity, climate resilience, worker’s rights, Indigenous Peoples rights, community livelihoods and wildlife. But forests continue to come under pressure from deforestation, forest degradation, illegal logging, and the changing climate. This is the current context that shapes our work, from building on our foundation for responsible forest management to fully enabling responsible stewardship.

Join us in taking action for nature, and taking care of Forest For All, Forever.

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Get involved in FSC consultation processes

Stakeholder engagement is a key component of the FSC certification scheme, playing an important role in the FSC Principles and Criteria for Forest Stewardship and other parts of the FSC normative framework. Most FSC standards and procedures are set through participatory approaches based on the involvement of environmental, economic and social stakeholders. Stakeholder engagement is not only essential in standard development, it also represents a key element for certificate holders in building long-term relationships with local communities to monitor any social and environmental impact of their forest operations.

Find out how you can contribute to FSC standards here.

Participate in activities to build awareness on responsible forestry

FSC FRIDAY

FSC Friday – A day globally dedicated to promoting responsible forest management by celebrating all the ways in which we bring people together to care for our world's forest. fsc friday

For over 25 years, FSC has worked to take care of forests and the people, plants, and animal species that depend on them. The FSC label assures that wood, paper, and other forest products have been responsibly sourced from well-managed forests and recycled materials.

Every year on the last Friday/week of September, FSC-certified businesses, and promotional licence holders, as well as schools and organisations all around the world host a series of events to raise awareness of responsible forest management and the role FSC plays in it. It can be celebrated in many ways, from a drawing competition to a field trip, posters displayed in a shop, you name it! 

No matter the choice of celebration, FSC Friday is all about sharing the message of “Forests for All Forever” to enable more people to recognise the value of forests and how important it is to take care of them.

Look out for our upcoming FSC Friday 2022 campaign announcement!

Update your procurement policies

Drive change throughout your supply chain by stating preference for FSC-certified products and materials.  

An environmentally responsible and sustainable procurement policy can be just as beneficial to your business or organisation as it is to the environment.  Companies with commitments to sourcing FSC-certified products and materials will simultaneously advance sustainability efforts, protect forests which are a proven nature-based solution in the fight against climate change, and create a unique competitive advantage that has the potential to unlock new revenue streams.

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Support FSC Mission

Since the establishment of FSC in 1993, FSC has continued to be a positive force for change that supports biodiversity, climate resilience, the rights of communities, indigenous peoples and workers, as well as high conservation value areas.

We can further advance our mission with your support.

For other collaboration and partnership opportunities, including for pilot studies in Malaysia and potential Ecosystem Services verification, please reach out to us at info@my.fsc.org