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198,288,871 ha certified
33,087 CoC certificates
1,504 FM/CoC certificates

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

New agreement on sustainable forestry between Sweden and Chile

21 June 2016 · During the Chilean state visit to Sweden (10–12 May 2016), a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on sustainable forestry was signed by the Swedish Minister for Rural Affairs Sven-Erik Bucht and …
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FSC Permanent Indigenous Peoples Committee calls for Indigenous Peoples to be allowed to lead the way in forestry

17 June 2016 · The Permanent Indigenous Peoples Committee (PIPC) of FSC has called for a change in forest economics, to move away from extraction towards “hope generation” via investment in indigenous cultural …
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Open for Consultation: Chain of Custody Standard and Transaction Verification Requirements

15 June 2016 · Today, 15 June 2016, FSC will open the third public consultation on the FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0 Chain of Custody Certification standard.
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Leroy Merlin and FSC Drive Sustainability Ethos through Furniture

14 June 2016 · A cornerstone of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) ethos of protecting forests for future generations is raising consumer awareness and encouraging ethical choices.
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Kao Group Becomes the First Company in Japan to use FSC-Certified Corrugated Cardboard

14 June 2016 · Kao Group, a leading producer of consumer goods in Japan, recently presented its plan to use FSC-certified corrugated cardboard packaging for its products. This will make it the first Japanese company …
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FSC Celebrated as a Leading Brand in Germany

14 June 2016 · The importance of activism by German businesses and consumers to drive ethical consumerism was highlighted recently when the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) won second place in Germany’s …
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Social surveys undertaken in Bulgaria to support FSC certification

6 June 2016 · Authored and first published by WWF.A third of Bulgaria is covered in forest – this is 3.7 million hectares of the country’s territory.
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Suspension

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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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.