Forest Stewardship Council UK (FSC UK)

Forest Stewardship Council UK (FSC UK)

Charity information

Forest Stewardship Council UK (FSC UK)

FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. Love the forest? Look for the FSC “tick tree” logo!

Founded 1996

  • Mission statement

    The Forest Stewardship Council is a non-profit making organisation that certifies responsibly managed forests world-wide. It was founded in 1993 in response to public concern about deforestation and demand for a trustworthy wood-labelling scheme. FSC-certified forests are managed with due respect for the environment, the wildlife and the local communities. .

    The FSC “tick tree” logo is used on product labels to indicate whether products are certified under the FSC system. When you see the FSC logo on a label you can buy timber and other wood products, such as paper, with the confidence that you are not contributing to the destruction of the world’s forests.

    By gaining FSC certification companies can demonstrate their commitment to responsible forest management. By specifying and buying FSC certified timber, consumers can support the preservation of the world’s forests and their indigenous peoples.

    The FSC system meets UK Government requirements for legal and sustainable timber sourcing by the Public Sector and it is the only wood certification scheme endorsed by the major environmental and social organisations, such as WWF, The Woodland Trust and Greenpeace.

    FSC UK is a registered charity that exists to promote the FSC system in the UK.

  • Aims

    Forest Stewardship Council UK (FSC UK) aims to:

    • Raise awareness of the value of responsibly managed forests.
    • Encourage maximum participation from the UK in FSC's global objectives.
    • Protect the integrity of the FSC logo.
    • Support certificate holders and retailers to maximise the market for FSC products and, thus, increase the demand for certified forest.
  • Overview

    Established: February 1996

    Registered Charity Number: 1130203

    Full time staff: 6

    Part time staff: 3

    Phone number: 01686413916

    Address: The Billiard Room, Town Hall, Great Oak StreetLlanidloesPowys SY18 6BN

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