Our Mission – Forests for All Forever

Forest Stewardship Council’s Mission is to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous forest management in the world

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Environmentally sound

Ecologically sound forest management ensures that harvesting of timber and non-timber forest products does not threaten biodiversity, does not reduce productivity and ecological functions of forests.


Socially beneficial

Socially beneficial forest management helps local population, employees, and society in whole to reap long-term benefits, and creates powerful incentives for local people to conserve and manage forest resources through long-term plans.


Economically prosperous

Economically prosperous forest management means that forest use provides sufficient economic benefits without irreversible loss of forest resources, ecosystems quality, and damage to local communities. Contradictions between the need to make a profit and the impact on forests can be minimized by monetizing the full range of forest ecosystems products and services at the best price.