One Simple Action Is All It Takes – Just Look For the FSC® Label
Forests are essential to our survival. Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) is the world’s most trusted forest certification. It helps you find responsibly sourced forest products - products that don't contribute to global forest loss and degradation that exacerbates climate change, degrades water quality, and destroys wildlife habitat.
It's easy to protect forests - when you buy paper towels, tissues, furniture or any other products that come from forests, just look for the label that says FSC.
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Look for the FSC label on products to support principles and actions that protect air, water, and our overall quality of life:
Forests naturally filter much of the world's fresh water. FSC protects rivers, lakes and wetlands where laws or industry-based guidelines are often inadequate.
FSC prohibits the conversion of natural forest to plantations or other non-forest uses such as real estate development or agriculture.
Our certified forest owners follow nature's lead in how they harvest to ensure forests remain healthy.
These protections extend to species at risk of becoming threatened or endangered, covering a broad array of vulnerable plants and animals.
Rare old-growth forests are conserved, as are other forests of high conservation value.
FSC recognizes and upholds the legal and customary rights of indigenous peoples as well as protecting areas of cultural significance.
FSC tightly restricts the use of highly hazardous pesticides, many of which are commonly used in the US and Canada.
There are hundreds of FSC-certified products and brands available, from paper and tissue products to furniture. Download our Shopping Guide now to learn what and where to buy responsibly: