Understanding the FSC labels

Quick guide to types and elements

Label elements

The FSC on-product labels are composed of several small yet significant elements that provide information about the product's certification. Only the FSC label artwork provided on the label generator or otherwise issued or approved by the certification body or FSC may be used for on-product labeling.

The trademark requirements for Certificate Holders are found in FSC-STD-50-001 (V1-2) EN REQUIREMENTS FOR USE OF THE FSC TRADEMARKS BY CERTIFICATE HOLDERS (pdf). The standard covers use of the FSC trademarks on FSC certified products, use for promotion of FSC certified products, and for promotion of the company’s status as an FSC certificate holder.

FSC 100%

zoomFSC 100%FSC 100% label is for products containing material from:
FSC certified forests
Label title: 100%
Label text: From well-managed forests


zoomFSC MixFSC MIX for products containing material from:

FSC certified forests and recycled material
FSC certified forests and controlled sources
FSC certified forests, recycled material and controlled sources
Recycled material and controlled sources
Label title – MIX
Label text – From responsible sources
Optional elements: Moebius loop

FSC Recycled

zoomFSC RecycledFSC RECYCLED is for products containing material from:

Post consumer reclaimed material
Post and pre consumer reclaimed material
Label title – RECYCLED
Label text – Made from recycled material
Optional elements: Moebius loop