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32,175 CoC certificates
1,484 FM/CoC certificates

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

Attention Certification Bodies: FSC Publishes New Accreditation Standard for Chain of Custody Evaluations

30 March 2016 · The FSC International Board of Directors has approved FSC-STD-20-011 V3-0 Chain of Custody Evaluations, which will be effective from 1 July 2016. The standard outlines requirements for …
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Update on revision of FSC-STD-50-001 Requirements for Use of the FSC Trademarks by Certificate Holders

29 March 2016 · The public consultation on the first draft of FSC-STD-50-001 Requirements for Use of the FSC Trademarks by Certificate Holders is complete. FSC …
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Deadline Extended: Seeking Technical Advisors to the FSC Pesticides Committee

23 March 2016 · The Policy and Standards Unit (PSU) at FSC International is pleased to invite experts on pesticides and integrated pest management in forests to submit their applications today.
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The Forest Stewardship Council Has a New Board Chairperson

23 March 2016 · 23 March 2016 (Bonn, Germany) – Indonesian trade unionist, Rulita Wijayaningdyah, has been appointed as the Chairperson of the International Board of Directors of the Forest Stewardship Council …
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Italy Approves Green Public Procurement Law

22 March 2016 · As of February 2016, a new law requires all Italian public authorities …
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Portugal Becomes First Country to Transfer its National Forest Stewardship Standard to the FSC Principles and Criteria Version 5

22 March 2016 · On 18 February 2016, FSC’s Policy and Standards Committee (PSC) approved Portugal’s revised National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS).
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ASI Accredits Certification Body in Canada

22 March 2016 · On 4 March 2016, Accreditation Services International (ASI) accredited the certification body Bureau de Normalisation du Québec (BNQ). BNQ is now permitted to audit and issue FSC chain of custody …
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Deadline Extended: Seeking Social and Environmental Stakeholders To Join a Working Group

15 March 2016 · Stakeholders representing social interests and environmental interests, as well as technical experts representing social interests, are encouraged to send in their applications to join a working group …
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FSC Marketplace – Connecting More and More Businesses Around the World

15 March 2016 · With more than 10,000 visitors in the second half of 2015 and almost 800 FSC-certified businesses actively using the platform, FSC Marketplace is going from strength to strength.
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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.