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What is the Forest Stewardship Council? The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international, non-profit organisation founded in 1993 by environmentalists, social interest groups, responsible retailers and leading forest companies to develop standards based on the ‘10 Principles for Forest Stewardship’ by which responsible forest management can be measured. FSC Australia was formed in 2006 to promote responsible forest management in Australia and countries supplying the Australian forest product market.

What is responsible forest management? Responsible forest management means forests are managed in a way that protects the water, soil and wildlife. It means communities, indigenous peoples, forest workers, industry players, forest owners – anyone who is affected by what happens to forests – agree on how the forest will be managed. And it means people can continue to work, live and earn an income from the forest for generations to come.


Did you know that FSC certifies a wide variety of products made using material from forests certified to strict FSC standards? FSC certified products and services include: Paper & paper board Printers Timber Doors & windows Furniture Panels, board and veneers And also sports shoes, sports balls, nuts, cosmetics and even gin! Search for FSC certified products at: www.fscaustralia.org www.fsc-info.org

FSC certification is internationally recognised for its rigorous environmental and social criteria and it is the only forest certification program supported by local and international environmental groups. Make a positive difference, buy responsibly – ask for FSC certified products.

Look for the FSC logo whenever you buy forest products.


10 principles of forest stewardship FSC’s mission To promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests. Learn more about FSC at www.fsc.org www.fscaustralia.org

FSC has developed ten rules or principles that define responsible forest management. These principles are global - they can apply to any forest around the world - and they assure: 1. Compliance with laws and FSC principles 2. Tenure use rights and responsibilities 3. Indigenous peoples’ rights 4. Community relations and worker’s rights 5. Multiple benefits from the forest 6. Assessment of environmental impact 7. Management planning 8. Monitoring and assessment of management impact 9. Maintenance of high conservation value forests 10. Responsible management of plantations


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