Within the FSC system, a standard to avoid trading of illegal and environmentally and socially damaging wood.

Geographical Areas of Interest


Supply Chain Focus

Forest production



Related CHapters

Contact Details

Forest Stewardship Council

+49 (228) 367 66 26 fsc@fsc.org www.fsc.org


Includes specifications to ensure the tracking of wood to the country and district level.

Information Accuracy

Standard is subject to third-party verification.


Requires wood harvesting to comply with all applicable harvesting laws in the jurisdiction.

Unique Forest Values

Requires that wood harvesting does not threaten high conservation value forests. Evidence of compliance is required.

Social Aspects

Requires that wood is not harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights.