- 2018-07-11 - 2023-07-10
- Certification bodies:
- FSC-Forest Stewardship Council
The Forest Management Committee (FSC) is a stakeholder-owned system designed to promote responsible global forest management. It provides standard-setting, trademark assurance, accreditation services and market access for responsible forest-interested companies and organizations. At the 1990 California Conference in the United States, some representatives of consumers, timber trade organizations, environmental and human rights organizations considered it necessary to create an honest and credible system to identify well-managed forests as an acceptable source of forest products. The meeting concluded that the system should include a definition of good forest management by global public opinion, an independent review of forest management and a global umbrella organization. The name of the FSC-Forest Stewardship Council came into being.