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.
FSC chain of custody certification provides credible confirmation for products with environmentally and socially responsible sources to access the market.
Certification bodies are FSC independent organizations that have been accredited for the right to conduct certification and issue FSC certificates. Accreditation of certification bodies in FSC is provided by the partner organization ASI - Assurance Services International
FSC-certified forests are distributed all over the world. FSC has been collecting maps of certified operations, while understanding the different conditions experienced by different forest managers and respecting the confidentiality of some of this data.
Important indicators of the development of FSC certification are the area of certified forests and the number of certificate holders in Ukraine and around the world.