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The Value of FSC

Partnering with the Forest Stewardship Council connects your brand to the highest standards of forest management for the benefit of today, tomorrow and forever.

These are seven benefits of FSC:

  • 1. Prohibits deforestation: FSC prohibits the conversion of natural forest to plantations or other non-forest uses such as real estate development or agriculture.
  • 2. Limits clearcut size to protect forest ecology: FSC certified forest owners follow nature’s lead in how they harvest to ensure forests remain healthy.
  • 3. Protects rare old-growth and other high conservation value forests: Rare old-growth forests are conserved, as are other forests of high conservation value.
  • 4. Protects indigenous peoples’ rights: FSC recognizes and upholds the legal and customary rights of indigenous peoples’ as well as protecting areas of cultural significance.
  • 5. Restricts the use of highly hazardous chemicals: FSC tightly restricts the use of highly hazardous pesticides, many of which are commonly used in the US and Canada.
  • 6. Protects rare, threatened and endangered species: This protection extends to species at risk of becoming threatened or endangered.
  • 7. Protects water quality: 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. 
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