Unleash the Power of Knowledge
We aim to report comprehensively on the economic, social and environmental benefits and impacts of FSC. We strive to be a leading provider of actionable information, giving internal and external users the power to inform insight-driven decision making and communications.
Impacts and Outcomes
A number of studies were released in 2017 that showed the value of FSC certification. Among these were:
- A study on how FSC certifications positively impacted livelihoods in Tanzania
- A series of studies on how FSC standards contribute to responsible forest management – above legal requirements – in Baltic countries.
- An account of how FSC certification has influenced the introduction of positive change in management practices and improved social and environmental performance in Cameroon, Indonesia and Peru
In addition, the Value and Impacts Analysis (VIA) pilot – an initiative of various industry and sustainability organizations – produced a collection of evidence-based messages about the effects of FSC on the ground. These claims were finalized and released in 2018.