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198,993,177 ha certified
32,743 CoC certificates
1,504 FM/CoC certificates

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


Quality Austria’s FSC Accreditation Suspended

2 June 2016 · Accreditation Services International (ASI) has suspended certification body Quality Austria from issuing FSC chain of custody (CoC) certificates worldwide. The decision took effect on 29 May 2016.
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Limitations of LCAs can be addressed with FSC certification

24 May 2016 · Recent research conducted by FSC International and WWF US confirms FSC certification is the best tool to ensure prevention and minimization of environmental and social impacts of paper and wood-based …
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IKEA – Creating a Sustainable World

23 May 2016 · Authored and first published by ISEAL Alliance, September 2015.IKEA chooses sustainability standards to help create a better everyday life
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FSC maintains association with BILT Graphic Paper Products Ltd subject to conditions

17 May 2016 · BONN, Germany (17 May 2016) – On 10 March 2016, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) International Board of Directors agreed to maintain association with BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited (BILT), …
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FSC and WWF Promote FSC-certified Products in China

17 May 2016 · FSC China, WWF China and the Japanese retail group Aeon recently co-hosted an event to promote sustainable consumption and FSC-certified products to consumers in …
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Social Chamber Member Needed for Chain of Custody Working Group

17 May 2016 · An FSC member from the social chamber (North or South) is needed to fill a vacant position on the working group revising the chain of custody (CoC) standard.
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FSC Re-examines the 1994 Rule for Plantations

10 May 2016 · Following the passage of Motion 12 at the 2014 General Assembly in Seville, …
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FSC Seeks to Fill Five Posts on the Policy and Standards Committee

10 May 2016 · The Policy and Standards Committee (PSC), a six-person advising committee to the FSC Board of Directors, is seeking five members to serve a three-year term starting in July 2016. Application deadline …
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Viktor Pankratov makes Russian smallholder history

9 May 2016 · April 5 2016 was a big day for Viktor Pankratov. This was when he received his FSC Forest Management and Chain of Custody certification, making history by becoming the very first Russian smallholder …
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Risk Assessments for Bulgaria, Denmark, Myanmar, Slovakia, and Viet Nam Open for Consultation

3 May 2016 · FSC International is inviting all interested stakeholders to provide their feedback on new risk assessments – for Bulgaria, Denmark, Myanmar, Slovakia and Viet Nam – between 1 and 31 May 2016.
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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.