FSC Stories

This report provides an overview of what we’ve achieved in 2021, with the help of our members, employees and stakeholders around the world. We are proud of the work we’ve been able to do as we continue to deliver against our ongoing commitments and goals to protect FORESTS FOR ALL FOREVER. 

To showcase our successes over the past year, we’d like to share some stories and highlights from across the globe, which we have divided into 3 main categories, namely: Business | People | Nature

We invite you to join us as we share and celebrate the highlights of the past year.

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FSC reached an important milestone with the approval of the FSC Core Labour Requirements within the Chain of Custody (CoC) standards. 

FSC continued its dedicated approach to protect Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities’ rights.

Smallholders and communities around the world face similar issues in preserving their forests and implementing responsible forestry practices; ensuring their livelihoods is often at the cost of their forests.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the link between the health of nature and that of humans.

This new FSC guidance outlined an easy-to-use set of examples to engage stakeholders looking to get FSC certified or those already certified.

It was an early morning start in the Peruvian Amazon. We were meeting with the team of the Association for Research and Integral Development to jointly undertake the long journey to visit the Callería community. 

FSC has worked with members of the European Parliament, trade unions, think tanks, businesses and NGOs to pave the way for a new green recovery.

Indigenous Peoples make up some 5 percent of the world’s population. Many of these communities live and work in forests and are crucial for its conservation for generations to come.

For the success and sustainability of forests across the globe it is vital that the identity and rights of Indigenous Peoples are protected.

Globally the number of forest fires increased in 2021, severely damaging the world's major forests and devastating ecosystems, communities, and wildlife.