What is FSC?
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. Since its foundation in 1994, FSC has grown to become the world’s most respected and widespread forest certification system.
Caring for the World's Forests
We are the world’s most trusted forest certification scheme, dedicated to protecting the world’s forests the people and wildlife who call them home. Our globally consistent standards address important social, environmental and economic issues in the production of forest products.
The Value of FSC in the Built Environment
Responsible sourcing of wood can benefit construction projects in many ways. Wood is more carbon and energy efficient in comparison to other building materials. However, wood can originate from unsustainable forest management practices which can undermine its benefits. This risk can be mitigated by sourcing FSC certified wood. FSC is the world’s most trusted sustainable forest management solution that adds environmental, social and economic benefits to construction projects.
FSC labels can be found on millions of products and items of packaging around the world. What does the label mean? Simply put: by choosing products with FSC labels, you are helping to take care of the world’s forests.
Celebrating FSC ANZ’s First Australian Forest Management Certificate Holder HVP Plantations this International Day of Forests
This International Day of Forests, FSC ANZ celebrates the great work of Australia’s first ever FSC forest management certificate holder, HVP Plantations, in implementing our forest management standards down under.
FSC ANZ to urgently revise its National Risk Assessment for Australia
Following the uplisting of the conservation status of east coast koalas to endangered and an investigation by Assurance Services International (ASI), the FSC ANZ Board of Directors has become aware that the National Risk Assessment for Australia (FSC-NRA-AU V2-0 EN National Risk Assessment for Australia) must be amended to ensure it remains fit for purpose.
Connecting People with Nature in the Built Environment through Biophilic Building Design
Post-lockdown city occupants treasure urban green spaces more than ever and are increasingly seeking out ways to bring the natural environment into their lives. Why? Because nature makes us feel good.