FSC — Forest Stewardship Council®, is an international non-for-profit organization the main aim of which is to facilitate environmentally responsible, socially focused and economically viable management of forests and world’s forest resources.
Currently FSC is the most dynamically developing certification system in the world. It continuously interacts with all its stakeholders by tracking market changes and communicates the importance of sustainable management of the world’s forests and maintaining of their environmental functions through preservation of the most valuable forest areas to the customers.
Availability of an FSC certificate confirms that products, both timber and non-timber, come from forests in which forest management is performed in accordance with FSC principles and criteria. And an organization which holds such a certificate performs environmentally, economically and socially responsible activities.
Thus forest certification along with maintenance of natural resources and preservation of their environmental functions implies long-term economically beneficial production which considers interests of its workers and all stakeholders. A certificate is means ensuring responsible attitude towards use of forest resources and through this – preservation of forest ecosystems worldwide.