FAQ: What are the criteria and standards for FSC certification?

The FSC Forest Management standard includes 10 principles and related criteria for responsible forestry. In order for a forestry operation to receive FSC certification, all ten of the following principles and criteria must be met.

More detail on these principles and criteria can be found on the FSC website. All of the FSC standards & normative framework can be found on the FSC website.

Burning Peruvian forest - photo by Mohsin Kazmi

Forests are falling at an alarming rate.

Each minute, 85 acres are destroyed.