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200,846,371 ha certified
34,268 CoC certificates
1,576 FM/CoC certificates

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

FSC Welcomes Voluntary Guidelines for Forest Concessions in the Tropics

22 June 2018 · In May 2018, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) published voluntary guidelines for governments and all other stakeholders to “promote the sustainable management of …
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FSC Establishes FPIC Working Group

20 June 2018 · Six international members and a representative of an accredited FSC certification body will revise our guide on how to obtain free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) within the scope of
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Register for Our Webinar on the Revised Pesticides Policy

19 June 2018 · Join us in early July for an update about the proposals in the second draft and to ask questions to help you participate in the online consultation.
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New Approaches Concept Note Now Available

19 June 2018 · A concept note that describes the planned activities of the New Approaches to Smallholder and Community certification (New Approaches) project is available for download.
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FSC Suspends Two Certificate Holders Following Investigation

18 June 2018 · Transaction verification carried out by ASI identified significant mismatches between both companies.
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FSC is Testing Empowering Solutions for Smallholders and Communities

11 June 2018 · Two new solutions that meet the needs of smallholders and communities while ensuring the credibility of FSC certification began the testing phase on 1 June 2018.
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FSC Seeks Working Group Members with Conversion, Conservation, Restoration, and Socio-Economic Restitution Experience

5 June 2018 · Six positions for a two-year project are open: We are seeking people with practical experience in forest and landscape restoration, integrated landscape management, and social and economic …
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Africa Regional Director, Steve Ball

FSC Appoints Africa Regional Director

5 June 2018 · The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is pleased to announce it has appointed Steve Ball as FSC Interim Regional Director for Africa.
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Uganda launches Africa’s first FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard

5 June 2018 · Uganda is the first country in Africa to publish the FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) based on Version 5 of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Principles and Criteria (P&C). The …
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An Update on Controlled Wood

29 May 2018 · We realize there have been many changes to the controlled wood system recently, including the release of a revised standard.
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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.