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200,377,892 ha certified
35,386 CoC certificates
1,606 FM/CoC certificates

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FSC Press Releases
This section includes the latest press releases issued by FSC International.


22 June 2013 · On 23 May 2013, Greenpeace, WWF Indonesia and the Rainforest Action Network filed a formal complaint with the Forest Stewardship Council about association with the APRIL Group. In accordance with the …
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21 May 2013 · Decision due to reputational risks for FSC linked to stakeholder disputes in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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Forest Stewardship Council International Board Members meet with stakeholders in Delhi

18 March 2013 · Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) held its 62nd International Board Meeting in Thekkady, Kerala from 11 to 13 March 2013 in association with Kerala Forest Department, Quality Council of India and …
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Forest Stewardship Council® Welcomes EU Timber Regulation; Confirms Role to Ensure Compliance

28 February 2013 · BONN -- On 3 March 2013, the European Union (EU) Timber Regulation will enter into force, making it a crime to introduce illegally harvested timber and products into the EU market. Importing companies …
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With appointment of Stefan Salvador as new Quality Assurance Director, FSC further ensures the integrity of its system

26 November 2012 · The Forest Stewardship Council is pleased to announce that Stefan Salvador has been hired to lead FSC’s new Quality Assurance Unit (QAU), which will become operational in March 2013. The …
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Three new FSC Board Members elected

7 November 2012 · On behalf of the FSC Board of Directors, the FSC Secretariat held elections for three seats of the FSC Board of Directors throughout 2012.
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Photo courtesy of Maria Ines Miranda – From left to rightKarin LagerlöfCorporate Communications, KährsBruce UhlerEnvironmental Ambassador, KährsMaria Ines MirandaManaging Director, SSC-AMERICAS/ SSC-WOOD

Press Release from Kährs: FSC and Fairtrade Wood Making a Difference in the World

5 October 2012 · FSC and Fairtrade flooring used in the re-building of the Asian Rural Institute, devestated by the earthquakes in March 2011.
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FSC® partners with The Gold Standard to explore new level of alignment between the two certification systems

18 September 2012 · The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) has announced on September 18th that it is entering into a strategic partnership with The Gold Standard to explore the opportunities for future close …
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The use of wood and fiber testing to support FSC certification

2 August 2012 · Recently, the media has been abuzz with stories of illegal wood making its way into mainstream products. Recent legislative changes in Europe and the United States will go some way to crack down on …
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Kim Carstensen

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) appoints new Director General

24 July 2012 · The international Board of Directors of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is pleased to announce that Kim Carstensen has been appointed FSC Director General, starting October 1st.
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