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195,744,098 ha certified
33,424 CoC certificates
1,513 FM/CoC certificates

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

Group Certification Consultation Results

7 November 2017 · A synopsis of all the comments received following a 30-day consultation on the draft minor revision of FSC-STD-30-005 is now available.
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How to Include High Conservation Values into National Forest Stewardship Standards

7 November 2017 · A draft guide to help standard development groups to identify, manage, and monitor high conservation values (HCVs) in their country is open for consultation from 7 November 2017 to 5 January 2018.
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 – Photo: Initiators of the FSC Group Certification Scheme Darnūs miškai, with Group Manager Jovita Urbikaitė (front), celebrating the issue of the FSC forest management and chain of custody certificate. (The stump with fungus is a cake.)

Lithuania Awarded Its First Group Certificate

7 November 2017 · ‘Darnūs miškai’ (Sustainable Forests), a group of 70 individual private forest owners, achieves FSC certification totalling 30,000 hectares of boreal forest.
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Forests with value for people, and the planet: the way forward for FSC

19 October 2017 · Bold and innovative solutions are needed to make responsible forest management valuable for those who are best positioned to protect forests – local communities.
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Julia Young

WWF and the Vancouver Declaration: “It will help give brands and businesses a way to communicate”

14 October 2017 · We spoke to Julia Young, manager of WWF’s Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN) in the UK about why she feels it’s important that businesses support sustainable forestry and the Vancouver …
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IKEA and the Vancouver Declaration: “Anyone can be a leader for change”

13 October 2017 · We spoke to Mikhail Tarasov, Global Forestry Manager at IKEA, about why he felt it’s important that we join together to support sustainable forestry and the Vancouver Declaration
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Create a more sustainable future. Support the Vancouver Declaration

12 October 2017 · Businesses that use the world’s resources have a duty to ensure they’re responsibly sourced and cared for. Because of this, and as part of our joint dedication to the UN’s Sustainable …
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FSC and global companies unveil the Vancouver Declaration

11 October 2017 · New sustainability promise takes responsible forest sourcing to a new level
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New CoC Advice Notes and Interpretations Now Available

6 October 2017 · Effective 5 October 2017: Updated chain of custody (CoC) directive and two interpretations.
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New Zealand Forest Management Companies go the extra mile in world first initiative for transparency

5 October 2017 · In an effort for transparency, FSC certified Forest Managers have created a high-resolution map showing the location and borders of the forests they harvest.
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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.