Choose good wood

Look for the FSC label on wood and timber products, for everything from building materials and furniture to paper and even toilet tissue.

If it doesn’t have this label, it may well have come from illegal or controversial sources – and so have harmed forests, wildlife and local communities.

Save forests and wildlife by choosing good wood

One of the main causes of forest loss is illegal logging, which is fed by high demand for timber in Europe and in countries such as Japan, the United States and China.

This wood then ends up in our shops and ultimately our homes. So your garden furniture or wooden flooring may have contributed to the destruction of the world's most valuable rainforests – and the animals and other plants that live there.

You can help stop this!

Businesses will ultimately listen to their customers.

If you stop buying timber that comes from forests that are badly managed, or even perhaps that has been illegally produced, then the suppliers of this timber will have no choice but to change as well.

Make sure you only buy timber products with the FSC label.

If you can’t find FSC-certified products in your local store, please ask the store manager to supply them.

Wood doesn't grow in stores

Find FSC products

Access the Forest Certification Resource Center's global forest products database and search by product, wood species and country.

If you live in the UK, visit the FSC-UK Products Database to search by product, outlet or location.
FSC logo painted on sustainably harvested logs. Uzachi forest, Oaxaca, Mexico / ©: N.C. Turner / WWF-Canon
FSC logo painted on sustainably harvested logs. Uzachi forest, Oaxaca, Mexico
© N.C. Turner / WWF-Canon

Words are not enough. Take action! Buy wood products with the FSC label and help save the world's forests.

Pierce Brosnan, actor

What is FSC?

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent, not for profit, non-governmental organization that provides standard setting, trademark assurance and accreditation services for companies and organizations interested in responsible forestry.

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