Forest Stewardship Council

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) sets standards for forestry operations whose managers want to comply with good management practices, and for producers and traders of forest products who want to source from these suppliers and communicate this to their customers.

big sky packaging uses certified FSC factories for sustainable paper board
big sky packaging helps to demonstrate the FSC sustainability process
big sky packaging gives a clear example of the FSC logo on packaging

Checks & Balances

Companies can hold Forest Management (FM) certification, or Chain of Custody (CoC) certification, or both.  FSC does not issue certificates itself, but uses an independent third party to obtain impartial certification decisions.

  • Forest Management (FM) standards, which set rules for forest operators to comply with responsible forest management requirements
  • Chain of Custody (CoC) standards, which set requirements for the FSC verification, from the forest to the end buyer/consumer.


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  • Color Cosmetics
  • Fragrance
  • Hair Care
  • Home
  • Men’s Grooming
  • Skin Care
  • Wine & Spirits

FSC Product Labels

FSC labels are used on products to identify that the product has been verified to come from an FSC-certified source.  FSC labels can be found on millions of products around the world: from toilet roll to your favorite book, that milk carton in your fridge, and other food products.

All of our labels provide you with an assurance that the product you are buying is made from responsible sources and have been verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards.

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