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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

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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FSC Publishes New Training Requirements for Certification Bodies

1 April 2016 · On 1 April 2016, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) published a new procedure document, FSC-PRO-20-004 V 1-0 General Requirements for an FSC Training Programme. It becomes effective on the same …
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Scale, Intensity, and Risk Guideline Approved

1 April 2016 · On 23 March 2016, FSC approved a new guideline on scale, intensity, and risk (SIR). This is an important step towards the gradual transfer of all FSC forest management standards to the FSC Principles …
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Join Our Webinar To Learn About Controlled Wood Due Diligence and Supply Chains

31 March 2016 · We would like to invite interested all staff to our next webinar, part three in a series dedicated to the revised controlled wood standard, FSC-STD-40-005 V3-0 Due Diligence and Supply Chains.
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FSC Has Reached 30,000 Chain of Custody Certificates!

30 March 2016 · FSC reached 30,000 certificates in the supply chain – an impressive milestone that couldn’t have been achieved without the support of all our members and stakeholders.
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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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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.