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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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Public consultation open: The development and revision of FSC normative documents

23 January 2012 · The Working Group established in response to Motion 35 (GA 2008) and Motion 36 (GA 2011) was given the task to develop a document that governs the process of developing and revising normative …
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Revised Advice Note in FSC-DIR-40-005

23 December 2011 · FSC has recently undergone a review of ADVICE-40-005-18 regarding independence of companies Controlled Wood verification program. Revisions have been made that take into account comments received on …
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FSC Standard Interpretations are now available on the FSC website

15 December 2011 · FSC provides Standard Interpretations where these are necessary to ensure consistent application of the FSC standards. The Standard Interpretations are official interpretations of the FSC Policy and …
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FSC to Phase out Minor Components

FSC to phase-out minor components by the end of 2012

28 November 2011 · As recently announced, FSC is currently updating its standards to ensure that FSC certified products comply with government legality efforts, such as the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), US Lacey Act and …
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Minor review of FSC Controlled Wood standard is open for public consultation

7 November 2011 · A minor review of FSC Controlled Wood standard (FSC-STD-40-005 Company Evaluation of FSC Controlled Wood) is currently open for public consultation. This minor review results from the FSC efforts to …
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FSC makes changes to align its standards with government legality efforts

7 November 2011 · In October 2010, the European Union adopted a regulation to prevent sales of illegal timber and timber-products on the EU internal market. The regulation covers a wide range of timber products, …
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Policy for the Association of Organizations with FSC

26 October 2011 · This policy provides FSC's position on unacceptable activities or organizations which are or would like to be associated with FSC and the mechanism for disassociation.
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