The Forest Stewardship Council reached 30,000 CoC Certificates – an impressive milestone that could not have been achieved without the support of all its members and stakeholders. «We are incredibly proud of this landmark achievement, and all the hard work that has gone into transforming FSC into a globally recognised, and used, market tool over the past 22 years, commented Director General, Kim Carstensen». FSC has the highest number of chain of custody certificates of any other forest certification scheme. The number of certificates is a clear way to measure FSC’s market growth and impact on the market. However, behind that number, there are roughly 50,000 independent companies and organisation that buy, manufacture, trade or sell FSC-certified materials and products.