Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®)
FSC® – Forest Stewardship Council® is a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC® sets high standards that ensure forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable way.
Landowners and companies that sell timber or forest products seek certification as a way to verify to consumers that they have practiced forestry consistent with FSC® standards.
Trusted environmental organizations including Greenpeace, National Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, and World Wildlife Fund all support and encourage FSC® certification. Consumers wishing to support healthy forests and communities should look and ask for the FSC® label when purchasing wood or paper products.
FSC®-US, based in Washington, DC, is the U.S. “chapter” of FSC International, based in Bonn Germany.
FOR MORE INFORMATION visit www.fsc.org
Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)®
SFI® program participants practice sustainable forestry on all the lands they manage. They also influence millions of additional acres through the training of loggers and foresters in best management practices and landowner outreach programs.
The multi-stakeholder Board of Directors of SFI®, Inc. is the sole governing body over the SFI® Standard and all aspects of the program, including chain of custody certification and labeling, marketing and promotion.
FOR MORE INFORMATION visit www.sfiprogram.org