One Planet team at HLPF
- Asia / Pacific
- Europe and Central Asia
- Latin America / Caribbean
- North America
Sectors of activity
Consumer Goods, Buildings and construction, Forestry
Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Policy Frameworks & Tools
Type of lead actor
FSC's mission is to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world's forest.
We aim to achieve this with a certification scheme which sets requirements for forest managers and labels for products that have used material from these forests. The reliability of these labels is guaranteed with a chain-of-custody certification system in which all companies that are part of a supply chain leading to labelled products have to be part. The whole system is controlled by third-party, professional certification bodies, which are overseen by a global accreditation organisation.
FSC is a multistakeholder membership organisation with currently more than 1000 members, the majority being organisations (companies, environmental, development, social NGOs, trade unions, representatives of indigenous peoples, etc). All major decisions, including the content of standards, are being taken in balanced decisionmaking procedures in which the three "chambers" of members (environmental, social, economic) have equal power and the three chambers have to reach consensus or achieve majority support in each chamber.
Also on the ground balanced multistakeholder consultation is important and FSC has elaborated, obligatory, consultation procedures.
Transparency is essential, FSC provided summaries of all audits of forest managers on its website.
more info, see our website.
As collected through the One Planet Reporting
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Impact and Results