Forest Solutions Group

Our Forest Solutions Group (FSG) is a global leadership platform for strategic collaboration among value chain partners in the forest products sector.

FSG aims is to bring more of the world’s forests under sustainable management, expand markets for responsible forest products, and ensure the growth and vitality of forest resources today and for future generations.

FSG members represent about a third of global forest, paper and packaging sales, employ over 900,000 people, and operate and sell products in more than 180 countries. Our members adhere to a set of membership principles and report on key performance indicators to demonstrate leadership and prove progress in sustainability.

Workstreams

Sustainable Forest Management

Expand sustainable forest management by scaling up the use of best practices through forest certification and other innovative means.

The Forests Dialogue (TFD)

Actively contribute to constructive multi-stakeholder dialogue to build relations and drive collaborative action on the highest priority issues facing the world’s forests.

Sustainable Value Chains & Procurement

Increase the number of companies adopting responsible sourcing practices and policies for wood and paper-based products.

Values & Benefits of Forest Products

Clearly articulate and demonstrate the role that diverse forest products play in a low-carbon economy and support the acceleration of progress towards a forest-based bio-economy.

Highlights

Sustainable Procurement Guide

Developed in partnership with the World Resources Institute, this guide supports buyers of forest products in their efforts to source those products sustainably.

Infographic: Forest are key to global sustainability

This infographic on forests highlights the importance of all forests and sustainable forest management in meeting the increasing demand for wood, fiber, fuel and food.

LCTPi on Forest and Forest Products as Carbon Sinks

Our Action Plan was released at COP21 in Paris. It promotes the benefits of scaling up sustainable forest management and replacing energy-intensive products with wood-based products that store carbon.

Next Event

Liaison Delegate Meeting 2017

27 - 30 March, 2017,
 Montreux, Switzerland

More Events

Council Member Meeting 2017

16 - 20 October, 2017
, Mexico City, Mexico
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Impact on SDGs

Members of the WBCSD Forest Solutions Group (FSG) released the results of their key performance indicators (KPIs) for the second consecutive year. Read more