FSC® is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests. FSC® has offices in more than 46 countries. It is a certification and labeling system that allows buyers to choose paper and wood products that come from well-managed forests and other responsible sources.
Under FSC® certification, forests are certified against a set of strict environmental and social standards. The intent of the FSC® system is to shift the market to eliminate habitat destruction, water pollution, displacement of indigenous peoples and violence against people and wildlife that often accompanies logging. When you request products carrying the FSC label, you assure that they come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic, and ecological needs of present and future generations.