Certification Resources

FSC has an array of resources to help you navigate the certification process. The links below provide an overview, and more comprehensive materials can be downloaded from the document centre. Please consider subscribing to our newsletter for the latest updates from across the FSC system.

FM Certification
Milan Reska
FSC forest management certification confirms that the forest is being managed in a way that preserves biological diversity and benefits the lives of local people and workers, while ensuring it sustains economic viability.
Community and Family Forests
We are building pathways for small-scale and community forests to achieve certification on multiple fronts; by adapting our regulatory framework and creating optimal market conditions. FSC is a responsible forest certification system with international credibility, which we have worked with small-scale and community forest owners to make more applicable and less costly. We are doing this through pilot testing, development and revisions of the standard framework and proof of concept.   
Workers for CoC Certification
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FSC chain of custody certification provides a credible assurance that products which are sold with an FSC claim originate from well-managed forests, controlled sources, or reclaimed materials.
wood logs
FSC has established a certification system that requires the support of several third-party actors to operate it on the ground, maintain independence and integrity, and ultimately ensure sustainable management of the world’s forests.
100% wood Spanish Label
The annual administration fee (AAF) is a fee charged by FSC to accredited certification bodies. The AAF for chain of custody certification is calculated according to the AAF policy using the value of certificate holders’ forest products turnover in the certification body’s portfolio.   The majority of FSC’s income comes from the AAF and is used to fund FSC’s activities. As such, the AAF is a vital contributor to achieving FSC’s mission of Forests for All Forever.  
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