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

FSC ‘qualifies’ for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games

27 February 2012 · The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, on the Russian Black Sea coast, will have ‘Green standards’ for their Green building program, with FSC playing a major role.
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FSC Network updates

27 February 2012 · The FSC Network operates at national and regional levels. The Network plays a crucial role in achieving FSC’s mission of promoting environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and …
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FSC prepares for Rio+20

27 February 2012 · FSC was present at the start of the negotiations leading up to the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference to be held 20-22 June 2012 and is working hard to further raise the profile of sustainable …
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New public procurement legislation being developed by the European Union

27 February 2012 · The European Commission published draft legislation last December that is intended to replace existing laws on public procurement. FSC will present proposals for improvements to the European …
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EU finalized criteria for EU Ecolabel on newsprint paper

27 February 2012 · In February 2012, after 10 years, the representatives of the EU Member States in the EU Ecolabel Board finally adopted criteria for an EU Ecolabel on newsprint paper. Criteria include …
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The Global Market Survey 2011 - thank you!

27 February 2012 · The Global Market Survey 2011 report is expected to be published on the FSC website at the end of March 2012. We would like to thank the more than five thousand certificate holders who gave up their …
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Development of FSC certification in Russia in 2011

27 February 2012 · By area, Russia contains more than one-fifth of the world’s forests, and a quarter of the world’s intact (primary) forest. Mainly boreal, these are rich in biodiversity and play an …
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Forest Stewardship Council Director General to Step Down at the End of 2012

21 February 2012 · BONN, GERMANY – Today the Board of Directors of the Forest Stewardship Council International announced that Director General Andre de Freitas has made the decision to resign at the end of 2012. …
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Public consultation launched on merged Group and Multi-site Chain of Custody Standards

13 February 2012 · FSC welcomes public comment on the first revised standards draft for Chain of Custody certification of multiple sites, FSC-STD-40-003 V2-0. This draft standard merges the FSC policy for group …
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Andre de Freitas to speak at the Certified Brazil Conference

10 February 2012 · The leaders of two of most important environment organizations in the world will discuss the trends and challenges of forest and agriculture sustainability at the 5th Certified Brazil Conference from …
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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.