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195,860,027 ha certified
32,414 CoC certificates
1,492 FM/CoC certificates

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

Moving towards Motion 65: FSC to engage on New Forest Management Standard

26 April 2016 · (Montreal – April 26) -- The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) will implement a new forest management standard in Canada, only after considerable stakeholder engagement ensures this new standard …
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Successful ILO Core Conventions Working Group Meeting

26 April 2016 · The working group tasked with developing generic criteria and indicators for compliance with the International Labour Organization (ILO) Core Conventions met for the second time in Bonn, Germany on …
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Exova BM TRADA’s FSC Accreditation Suspended Worldwide

20 April 2016 · Effective 15 April 2016, Accreditation Services International (ASI) suspended certification body Exova (UK) Ltd, trading as Exova BM TRADA, from issuing FSC chain of custody (CoC) certificates …
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The FSC Glossary of Terms Has Been Updated

19 April 2016 · FSC certificate holders (CHs) and FSC-accredited certification bodies (CBs) are encouraged to download the latest version of FSC–STD–01-002 FSC Glossary of Terms.
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Webinar: Risk Mitigation for Sourcing Controlled Wood

19 April 2016 · FSC International invites all interested stakeholders to the next webinar in a series dedicated to the revised controlled wood (CW) standard, FSC-STD-40-005 V3-0 [i]Requirements for Sourcing FSC …
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Independent complaints panel begins evaluation of Holzindustrie Schweighofer

18 April 2016 · BONN, Germany (18 April 2016) – This week, the independent complaints panel established by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) will begin its evaluation of the allegations of trading and processing …
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Galician smallholders find strength in unity

12 April 2016 · As long as anyone can remember, ownership of smallholder land in Galicia in the north-west corner of Spain has passed down in families.
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FSC Certification Opens Door to Responsible Merbau for Consumers

12 April 2016 · PT Wijaya Sentosa, a forest concession in the Indonesian region of Papua has recently become the first large scale forest operation in the world to achieve FSC Forest Management certification for …
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Further assessment of FSC Chain of Custody Certification standard before publication

5 April 2016 · The FSC International Board of Directors has decided to postpone the publication of the FSC-STD-40-004 Chain of Custody Certification standard for six months to ensure the effects of its proposed …
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Roadmap to End Disassociation with APP Is Open for Consultation

4 April 2016 · From 4 April to 1 May 2016, FSC international members are invited to consult on a draft roadmap outlining the commitments required from Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) before the FSC Board of Directors …
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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.