FSC Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody Certification

Governing Organization

Forest Stewardship Council

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies


ISEAL Alliance Member

Sectors Covered

Forest Products

Issues Covered

Carbon, CSR, Environmental Management, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related

Information from the ITC's Standards Map


The Forest Stewardship Council A.C. (FSC) is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote forestry practices that are environmentally and socially sustainable. Pursuing these objectives, FSC developed social and environmental standards for forest management captured in 10 principles and associated criteria. FSC provides three kinds of (i) FSC Forest... more

Key Features

* FSC principles and criteria require, for example, that
forest management is compliant with national legislation,
respects local use rights and indigenous peoples_x0019_ rights,
maintains ecological functions of the forest and its
biodiversity, enhances economic viability, and carries
out adequate management planning and monitoring of
* The... more

Stakeholder Engagement

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