Forest Stewardship Council - FSC
As the original pioneers of forest certification, FSC has 25 years of experience in responsible forest management. FSC remains the only organization bringing together experts and stakeholders from the environmental, economic and social spheres. More than 76,000 organisations hold FSC Chain of Custody Certification, ensuring a robust supply of FSC certified products globally.
FSC offers project certification which is project and site specific. It can be used for virtually any type of new build or refurbishment project, and for permanent or temporary structures. FSC ensures that all its certification components and standards align with the EU Timber Regulations (EUTR). It is the only forest certification scheme with ISEAL Alliance membership and recognized by leading Green Building schemes like BREEAM, LEED and the Living Building Challenge, and it is specified in the UK Government Timber Procurement Policy. Many governments now require that any publicly funded building be LEED-certified. Choosing FSC helps you achieve LEED certification. FSC wood may increase your eligibility for other credits as well, such as the local materials credit.
FSC wood can be used in engineered forms like CLT for long spans, for standard conventional uses, for decorative finishes, and even for tall buildings, which are springing up around the world. These promise to lessen the carbon footprint of buildings, while demonstrating ingenuity and meeting the same standards for safety and performance as other buildings.
Get your project certified with the world’s most trusted and rigorous standard for responsible forest management.