FSC members are fundamental to the organisation and its vision. Diverse economic, social and environmental interests share decision-making authority, bringing integrity and resilience to the FSC system.

But membership doesn’t just give you a seat at the decision-making table. Membership allows you to build influential connections, strengthen your networks, and become part of a vibrant international group.

FSC brings together, among others, private enterprises, NGOs, international organisations, Indigenous groups, and educational institutions, with a shared goal to improve the state of the world’s forests. This diverse set of stakeholders all share a common desire to improve the state of the world’s forests.


Benefits of Membership


  • Assume a leadership role in the growing market for independently certified forest products.
  • Join a forum building relationships with business, environmental, Indigenous and community leaders.
  • Take up a position of influence to support healthy forests, strong communities and thriving businesses.
  • Share in the decision-making authority to bring integrity and resilience to the FSC system.
  • Have your voice heard on matters pertaining to the forests of the world.
  • Participate and shape important forest policies at the FSC General Assembly

Who Can Be A Member?

Anyone, whether an individual or representative of an organisation (whether for-profit or non-profit) can apply to be an FSC member. Members have decision making power, and are fundamental to the organisation and its vision. FSC relies on the diverse economic, social and environmental interests of our members to share the decision-making authority to bringing integrity and resilience to the FSC system.

When you apply to become a member, you must agree not to become involved in any activities which are unacceptable to FSC. These include:

  • illegal logging or trade in illegal wood or forest products
  • violation of traditional and human rights through forestry operations
  • destruction of high conservation values through forestry operations
  • conversion of forests to plantations or non-forest use
  • use of genetically modified organisms in forestry operations
  •  violation of workers’ rights through forestry operations. 

Who Are Our Members?



FSC international members come from all across the globe and represent the global South and global North, with interests spread across three chambers: Social, Environmental and Economic.


Members' Portal

Experience our exclusive members-only platform, your ultimate destination for accessing global activities, participating in consultations, connecting with peers through a dynamic discussion forum, and much more.


FSC Members

Discover our updated global membership roster, showcasing a comprehensive list of current members. Stay informed about our diverse community and their contributions to responsible forestry practices.


Apply for Membership

Joining is effortless. Just fill out our online application and submit required documentation. We've streamlined the process for a hassle-free experience from start to finish.

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