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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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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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Transaction Verification in Calophyllum Plywood and Veneer Supply Chains

2 July 2019 · FSC requires transaction data of Calophyllum plywood and veneer supply chains to be verified from 2 July 2019. All affected certificate holders must submit their purchase and …
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New FSC Canadian National Standard Achieves Widespread Support from ENGO community

2 July 2019 · Many ENGOs – such as Greenpeace Canada, WWF and the NRDC – have applauded FSC for the new Canadian forest management standard. It has been welcomed as a much-needed step in the country’s efforts …
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In the Congo Basin, FSC Trains Indigenous Peoples to Protect Their Rights

2 July 2019 · The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is currently conducting a pioneering training programme for Indigenous Peoples of the Congo Basin.
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FSC risk assessments for Colombia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru are now available

2 July 2019 · Effective 30 June 2019, organizations seeking to source controlled wood from Colombia, Mexico, New Zealand, or Peru are required to use the latest FSC risk assessments to conform with standard
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Transaction Verification for Amazon Timbers in Peru and Brazil

28 June 2019 · The accreditation body Assurance Services International (ASI) is currently verifying the accuracy of FSC purchase and sales claims made by trading partners in Brazil and Peru for three log supply …
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In the Congo, people-centric businesses drive change

26 June 2019 · The forests of the Congo Basin constitute the second largest area of dense tropical forests in the world, after the Amazon. This makes it one of the world’s most precious resources in these times of …
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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.