Forest Stewardship Council U.S.


Mission Statement

The Forest Stewardship Council mission is to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests.


The Forest Stewardship Council, the world’s most trusted forest certification system, is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes environmentally sound, socially beneficial, and economically prosperous management of forests. FSC was created in 1994 to set the standards by which forests are certified, offering assurance to consumers and businesses that the wood products they buy originate from well-managed forests. More than 5,000 companies and nearly 170 million acres of forestland are certified under FSC in the United States and Canada, and more than 480 million acres are FSC-Certified worldwide. For more information, please visit

Program Details

The Forest Stewardship Council is currently investing in carbon impact research to show the benefits of FSC managed forests compared to traditionally managed forests. This effort has led to the Climate Smart Wood Group being formed, along with the FSC Supplier Search database that helps consumers locate and purchase FSC certified timber products. These resources can be found at
In addition, FSC has created a LinkedIn group called, Climate Smart Construction, to enable building professionals to share and promote climate smart projects. The Climate-Smart Construction Group is for architects, engineers, clients, policymakers, media, science, and civil society professionals who want to understand how to accelerate the ‘decarbonization’ of buildings, the building sector, and the built environment. More information found here.
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