Choose Forests. Choose FSC®.
Forests are under threat and the world is increasingly concerned about this. Without healthy and resilient forests, we will lose the fight against biodiversity loss and the current climate crisis.
The 24 – 30 September is FSC Forest Week (formerly FSC Friday). Help share the value of forests with us and together choosing sustainably sourced products can help us all create resilient forests for the future.
Why choose forests?
The world needs forests. They clean the air we breathe and filter the water we drink. They give us the resources to build our homes and provide many essential day-to-day products. Forests also play a vital role as a natural carbon-capture mechanism.
Globally, 1.6 billion people rely on forests directly for their livelihoods. But people aren’t the only ones who rely on forests.
Over half the world’s species call forests their home, making them one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on our planet. Caring for forests means caring for the creatures that live within and around them. Life is dependent on healthy, diverse ecosystems and forests are a vital habitat.
Why choose FSC?
As the leader in sustainable forestry, the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is trusted by Non-governmental organizations, businesses, and consumers worldwide to help protect healthy, resilient forests for all, forever.
FSC promotes responsible forestry so forests and people can thrive. Today, FSC is the world’s most recognized, rigorous and trusted forest certification system.
What you can do to take care of forests
Look for the FSC ‘check-tick’ label
Choose FSC certified products while shopping in a store or online.
The ‘check-tree‘ logo can be found on millions of products worldwide. It means the product has been sourced from forests that are managed responsibly according to FSC’s rigorous standards, helping to protect wildlife habitats and ensure zero deforestation.
From greeting cards, to pencils and furniture, from books to the rubber in your shoes, every FSC certified product you buy helps to promote responsible forest management.
Ask your employer to support FSC
Make a change in your own workplace.
Replace paper coffee cups with FSC certified ones and ensuring all paper and printed communications is FSC certified.
Or bigger, like suggesting all new buildings be built with FSC certified timber or requesting your company updates their supplier policy to include a preference for FSC.
Impress Print Services are FSC Certified to help protect the future of our forests when it comes to your choice in paper products.
Visit forests and woods
It’s hard to know what you’re trying to protect if you haven’t seen it for yourself.
Explore and appreciate the natural beauty of the world’s forests and everything they have to offer.
Share your love of forests
Everybody has a role to play in influencing positive change. Help and challenge those around you to learn more about our forests.
Together, we can create a world where everyone cares for and protects our forests.
Follow and share FSC on social media to help create more awareness about the importance of helping to protect the world’s forests.
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