Forest Stewardship Council

Forest Stewardship Council

What is FSC?

FSC, the Forest Stewardship Council, is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. It provides standard setting, trademark assurance and accreditation services for companies and organizations interested in responsible forestry.


Products carrying the FSC label are independently certified to assure consumers that they come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations.


What is the problem and how does FSC offer solutions?

Forests provide us with clean water, fresh air and they even help combat global warming. They also provide food, medicine and important natural resources, such as timber and paper. If managed responsibly, forests and plantations benefit forest people and the global community. However, in some countries as much as 80% of the timber is harvested illegally. This often involves violation of human rights and destruction of protected forests.


FSC certification offers forest managers rewards for managing their forests the FSC way – following the highest social and environmental criteria there are. In some instances rewards can be in the form of price premiums. But increasingly, FSC certification is rewarded with improved access to environmentally sensitive markets. Also, more and more governments and leading businesses specify FSC certified materials in their purchasing programs.



FPS is proud to be one of the only flooring contractors in the UK who is FSC certified, ensuring that the chain of custody remains intact right to the end user and meet all of the requirements when FSC products are specified for a project.


Please remember to state if you require boards which are FSC certified.


Download information from FSC for more details about specifying FSC flooring products.


Visit the FSC Website


Tel: 0208 960 6776 Email: sales@fpsflooring.com Visit: FPS Flooring Ltd. Unit 1, 290-294 Latimer Road, London. W10 6QW.