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Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international non-profit, mission –driven, multi-stakeholder organization founded in 1994 that sets the standards for what is a responsibly managed forest, both environmentally and socially. FSC Mission is to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests. FSC Vision is that the world’s forests meet the social, ecological, and economic rights and needs of the present generation without compromising those of future generations. Responsibly managed forests continue to deliver environmental, social and economic benefits. These benefits may include maintaining and enhancing biodiversity and the environmental services provided by forests, good and safe conditions for workers, respect for Indigenous People’s rights and the well-being of communities. The economic benefit comes mainly from supplying and selling forest products guaranteed to have been responsibly sourced.