Striving to eliminate destructive forestry activities from the FSC scheme

If anyone connected to FSC is involved in destructive forestry activities, inside or outside certified areas, we take action.

Dispute Resolution Team

Action Areas

Across the world, forests and the people and animals who live in them are under threat. Illegal logging and deforestation are driving a devastating impact on ecosystems, biodiversity and the rights of forest peoples.

Being part of FSC means striving for better - not just a green tick but a shared commitment across all operations to protect forests for future generations.

So we take action if anyone connected to FSC is involved in destructive forestry activities, inside or outside certified areas, first to get them out of the FSC scheme, then to help them remedy and fix what went wrong.

Investigations

We investigate organizations allegedly involved in destructive forestry activities and exclude those responsible from the FSC scheme.

Remedy and reform

We work with excluded organizations to remedy past harm, improve practices and bring them back into the FSC scheme.

Current cases

Who we’re investigating and who we’re helping to improve.