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200,856,810 ha certified
34,547 CoC certificates
1,586 FM/CoC certificates

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

IKEA and the Vancouver Declaration: “Anyone can be a leader for change”

13 October 2017 · We spoke to Mikhail Tarasov, Global Forestry Manager at IKEA, about why he felt it’s important that we join together to support sustainable forestry and the Vancouver Declaration
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Create a more sustainable future. Support the Vancouver Declaration

12 October 2017 · Businesses that use the world’s resources have a duty to ensure they’re responsibly sourced and cared for. Because of this, and as part of our joint dedication to the UN’s Sustainable …
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FSC and global companies unveil the Vancouver Declaration

11 October 2017 · New sustainability promise takes responsible forest sourcing to a new level
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New CoC Advice Notes and Interpretations Now Available

6 October 2017 · Effective 5 October 2017: Updated chain of custody (CoC) directive and two interpretations.
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New Zealand Forest Management Companies go the extra mile in world first initiative for transparency

5 October 2017 · In an effort for transparency, FSC certified Forest Managers have created a high-resolution map showing the location and borders of the forests they harvest.
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Making a move towards digital

5 October 2017 · As FSC moves in a new digital direction, we’re ensuring that we’re hiring the right people for the job. People who understand our vision for the future, and who have the skills to make that vision …
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Note: Next issue of News & Views on 24 October 2017

5 October 2017 · Due to the FSC general assembly the next issue of News & Views will be sent out on 24 October 2017
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New Risk Assessments Now Available

26 September 2017 · Effective 21 September 2017: FSC-approved risk assessment categories available for Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, and Romania.
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FSC to hold webinars on the public consultation for the first draft of FSC Pesticides Policy

21 September 2017 · Public consultation ends 29 October 2017
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FSC Board of Directors approves ILO generic criteria and indicators, reaching important milestone to secure worker’s rights in forestry

18 September 2017 · The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has reached an important milestone with the recent approval of the generic criteria and indicators based on the principles of the International Labour …
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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.