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195,744,098 ha certified
33,424 CoC certificates
1,513 FM/CoC certificates

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

FSC makes new progress to protect Intact Forest Landscapes

30 December 2016 · The Policy and Standards Director and the Steering Committee of Motion 65 have approved a new advice note for the interpretation of the default clause of Motion 65 (ADV-20-007-018 V1-0). It will …
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FSC Publishes Revised Chain of Custody Standards

30 December 2016 · 1 January 2017 – The FSC Board of Directors has approved revised FSC chain-of-custody standards FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0 and FSC-STD-20-011 V4-0. The revised standards will become effective on 1 April …
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Vietnam smallholders are doing it for themselves

14 December 2016 · Sand, erosion, wind and poverty are the unlikely makings of a success story. But a group of smallholders in the central Vietnam province of Quang Tri have turned adversity into an inspiration of how …
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suspension

FSC places the Schweighofer Group on probation for disassociation

7 December 2016 · Bonn, Germany (7 December, 2016) - The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to place the Schweighofer Group on probation for possible disassociation for involvement in irregularities …
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suspension

NEPCon FSC Accreditation Suspended for Russia

6 December 2016 · Accreditation Services International (ASI) has suspended certification body NEPCon OÜ from issuing FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) and Forest Management (FM) certificates in Russia.
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Smurfit Kappa: Sustainable Value Through Packaging

29 November 2016 · Nearly 90 per cent of products currently sold by Smurfit Kappa are FSC certified. But the company, one of the world’s leading paper-based packaging producers, is aiming even higher.
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Fair Booth Project Certification in Italy has a Story about Forests to Tell

29 November 2016 · The first certification project of its kind in Italy, exhibition space to be installed at Ecomondo (one of the main green and circular economy fairs in the Euro-Mediterranean region) is part of the …
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ASI Lifts the suspension of Quality Austria

29 November 2016 · Effective 22 November 2016, Accreditation Services International (ASI) has lifted the suspension of the certification body Quality Austria Trainings-, Zertifizierungs- und Begutachtungs GmbH (Quality …
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Open for Consultation: An FSC Carbon Footprint Procedure

28 November 2016 · All FSC stakeholders are invited to join a consultation on the possible introduction of a voluntary FSC Carbon Footprint Procedure. This procedure would assist FSC certificate holders in quantifying …
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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.