Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder organization established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests. The FSC label guarantees that the trees that are harvested are replaced or allowed to regenerate naturally. FSC is the only wood certification scheme endorsed by the major environmental charities, including WWF, Greenpeace and The Woodland Trust. FSC protects the rights of indigenous people to use the forest. FSC gives an assurance that future generations will be able to enjoy the benefits of the forest. FSC is a market-based initiative which also ensures better conditions for the forest and the people whose livelihoods depend on it. FSC works to improve forest management worldwide, and through certification it ensures best social and environmental practices. It brings direct benefits to the forest, such as protecting biodiversity, worker’s rights and areas of significant environmental or cultural importance. FSC provides a connection between the forest and the end user ensuring that products with the FSC label uphold principles and criteria which bring the highest social and environmental benefits.