Taking care of forests
We help to take care of forests and the people and wildlife who call them home. Our pioneering certification system can help you to choose wood, paper and other forest products that support responsible forestry.
Forest products that support responsible forestry
In theory, FSC certification can apply to any forest product. It might surprise you just how many different products can be made with forest-based materials.
Great British forests
A century ago, following the end of the First World War, woodland cover was at an all-time low in Britain and many of the forests we know today simply didn’t exist. Fast forward 100 years and woodland cover has more than doubled.
In 1999 the Forestry Commission GB achieved FSC forest management certification, its devolved national agencies continue to hold certification. In 2019 it celebrated its centenary and 20 years of FSC certification.
“The Forestry Commission’s decision to embrace forest certification in 1999 was a critical moment in our history; we recognised the need to demonstrate sustainable forest management and to welcome the independent evaluation which underpins all credible forest certification standards."
Forestry England, Forest and Land Scotland, and Natural Resources Wales hold FSC forest management certification.
From sturdy frames to supportive feet, almost all sofas contain elements made from wood - which poses a problem if the wood isn’t sourced ethically. Sofology, the UK’s fastest growing omnichannel furniture retailer, has been working towards combating the impact that the sofa industry has on the environment.
Sofology recognises that achieving FSC certification for all of their sofa ranges by 2025 is a key objective for their company’s environmental efforts, and they are well underway with attaining FSC certification for the majority of their sofa ranges.
With more FSC-certified and eco-friendly sofa ranges planned to launch in the next few years, Sofology is showing that sofas can be stylish, cosy and, most importantly, kinder to the planet.
Step up for forests
Certificate holders can use the FSC trademarks and sell products with FSC claims. Click here to find out how to apply for FSC certification.
Promotional licence holders can use the FSC trademarks off-product to promote FSC-labelled products. Click here to find out how to apply for a promotional licence.
Become a member
FSC members contribute directly to our standards and to the future of responsible forestry. Click here to find out how to apply for membership.
We are FSC
For certificate holders
Certificate holders can use the FSC trademarks and sell products with FSC claims. Click here for resources for existing FSC certificate holders.
For promotional licence holders
Promotional licence holders can use the FSC trademarks off-product to promote FSC-labelled products. Click here for resources for existing licence holders.
FSC members contribute directly to our standards and to the future of responsible forestry. Click here for resources for existing members.