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Wednesday, 07 December 2016
FSC places the Schweighofer Group on probation for disassociation

suspensionBonn, Germany (7 December, 2016) - The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to place the Schweighofer Group on probation for possible disassociation for involvement in irregularities and illegalities in its timber trade operations and in illegal logging by its Romanian forest land enterprise. read more …

Monday, 28 November 2016
Open for Consultation: An FSC Carbon Footprint Procedure

All FSC stakeholders are invited to join a consultation on the possible introduction of a voluntary FSC Carbon Footprint Procedure. This procedure would assist FSC certificate holders in quantifying the greenhouse gas emissions and climate benefits related to FSC-certified materials and products. The consultation period runs from 29 November 2016 to 10 January 2017. read more …

Tuesday, 06 December 2016
NEPCon FSC Accreditation Suspended for Russia

suspensionAccreditation Services International (ASI) has suspended certification body NEPCon OÜ from issuing FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) and Forest Management (FM) certificates in Russia. read more …

Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Smurfit Kappa: Sustainable Value Through Packaging

Smurfit Kappa (© SmurfitKappa)© SmurfitKappaNearly 90 per cent of products currently sold by Smurfit Kappa are FSC certified. But the company, one of the world’s leading paper-based packaging producers, is aiming even higher. read more …

Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Fair Booth Project Certification in Italy has a Story about Forests to Tell

FSC-certified booth (© FSC Italy)© FSC ItalyThe first certification project of its kind in Italy, exhibition space to be installed at Ecomondo (one of the main green and circular economy fairs in the Euro-Mediterranean region) is part of the collaboration between FSC Italy and Tetra Pak Italy. It will raise awareness of the importance of forests and the use of wood and paper from responsible sources. read more …

Tuesday, 29 November 2016
ASI Lifts the suspension of Quality Austria

Removal of suspension (© FSC GD)© FSC GDEffective 22 November 2016, Accreditation Services International (ASI) has lifted the suspension of the certification body Quality Austria Trainings-, Zertifizierungs- und Begutachtungs GmbH (Quality Austria). The company is accredited for FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) certification worldwide and to date has issued approximately 60 FSC CoC certificates. read more …

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