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The latest news and views from FSC, plus related forestry industry updates

In New Documentary, Sustainable Forestry Sees Gorillas in Congo Thrive

28 June 2019 · A new documentary shows how FSC-certified timber companies help preserve gorilla populations in the Republic of Congo through the sustainable management of forests.
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Innovative Viscose Fibre Uses FSC-certified Wood Pulp

16 July 2019 · Chinese viscose producer Tangshan Sanyou has produced new viscose fibre mixing FSC-certified dissolving pulp and recycled cotton. This new fibre represents a key milestone in the transition …
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Rouse Hill Station

FSC-Certified Timber Used in New Sydney Metro Northwest Project

16 July 2019 · Australia’s largest public transport project to build new Sydney Metro Northwest line gained partial FSC project certification for its metro Rouse Hill Station.
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Steady Growth of FSC Certificates in the Textile Sector

16 July 2019 · FSC certification in the textiles sector has seen unprecedented growth, with 60 new Chain of Custody certificates in 2018 alone. This is partly due to the increase in brands committing to …
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Jose Medina Aguirre

Peruvian Smallholders Become the Largest Group to Obtain FSC Forest Management Certification in Latin America

16 July 2019 · 104 Peruvian smallholders, producing cocoa, coffee and other organic products, have obtained FSC Forest Management certification.
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Luxembourg Launches Revised National Forest Stewardship Standard

16 July 2019 · FSC Luxembourg today launched its new national forest stewardship standard. The standard has been developed by a chamber-balanced Standard Development Group using a multi-stakeholder process, …
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Papua New Guinea Launches Version 2.0 of the National Forest Stewardship Standard

16 July 2019 · PNG Forest Certification Inc - FSC’s Standard Development Group (SDG) for Papua New Guinea (PNG) - today announced its revised national forest stewardship standard (NFSS).
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FSC Seeks Candidates for the Technical Working Group (TWG) that Will Develop the Operationalization Mechanism of the FSC Policy on Conversion

15 July 2019 · We are seeking candidates with practical experience in compensation, restitution and restoration, for a technical working group tasked with developing a mechanism to translate the FSC Policy on …
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FSC Risk Assessments: What About Unapproved Countries?

9 July 2019 · As of 30 June 2019, any country that does not have an approved FSC risk assessment published on the 
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ASI Accredits New Certification Body to FSC Standards

8 July 2019 · Effective 27 June 2019, Assurance Services International (ASI) has accredited Extensive Standard Technical Services Co. Ltd. (ESTS) to audit and issue FSC chain of custody certificates.
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Keeping up with all the latest information about forest management and certification can be difficult. That’s why we collect it for you in our newsroom. The newsroom is where you’ll find news from FSC, as well as information about developments in the wider forestry industry. It’s also home to The Root of the Matter, the monthly blog from FSC Director General Kim Carstensen.