The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) runs a global forest certification system allowing consumers to identify products sourced from responsibly managed forests. It is not simply a case of planting a tree for each one that is harvested; the forests must be managed with due respect for the environment, the wildlife and the people who live and work in them. This is what makes the FSC system unique, ensuring that a forest is well-managed, from the protection of indigenous people's rights to the methods of felling trees.

The products from these forests are tracked through every stage in the supply chain and marked with FSC’s tick-tree logo. FSC is the only wood certification scheme supported by major environmental and social organisations, such as WWF, The Woodland Trust and Greenpeace. Look for the products that are accompanied with the FSC logo or the words ‘FSC certified’ and you can be confident you are not damaging the world’s forests and that the product has been made with timber from responsibly managed forests, which meet the highest environmental and social standards.