IPM Coalition

integrated pest management

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

We Are the World’s Most Trusted Sustainable Forest Management SolutionAs the original pioneers of forest certification, we have 25 years of experience in sustainable forest management.

We use our expertise to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests, bringing together experts from the environmental, economic and social spheres.


FSC will promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests.


The true value of forests is recognized and fully incorporated into society worldwide. FSC is the leading catalyst and defining force for improved forest management and market transformation, shifting the global forest trend toward sustainable use, conservation, restoration, and respect for all.

Pesticide rationale

Pesticides strictly regulated The use of pesticides and pest management in the forestry industry is a subject of widespread debate.

For FSC, having a clear pesticides policy, and keeping it up to date with changing global circumstances and new technologies, is essential.

In short, our pesticides policy outlines our commitment to ensure that:

  • the use of highly hazardous pesticides (HHP) in FSC-certified forests is reduced and managed responsibly when there is no alternative
  • the use of the most hazardous chemical pesticides is eliminated

The policy is reviewed regularly, and takes into account both global differences and social, environmental and economic needs via a procedure that is transparent and monitored.

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