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32,175 CoC certificates
1,484 FM/CoC certificates

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

Holzforschung Austria reinstated for FSC CoC certification worldwide

21 February 2017 · Effective 17 February 2017, Accreditation Services International (ASI) has lifted the suspension of FSC-accredited certification body Holzforschung Austria (HFA). With reinstatement, the company is …
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FSC revokes probation and disassociates from the Schweighofer Group

17 February 2017 · Bonn, Germany (17 February, 2017) - The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to revoke the Schweighofer Group’s probation status and disassociate from the group.
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New Risk Assessments Now Available

7 February 2017 · 7 February 2017 – Effective immediately: FSC-approved risk assessments for Bulgaria (Category 2), Estonia (Category 1 and 2), and India (Category 1).
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Online Course on Controlled Wood Standard Now Available

7 February 2017 · The online course on the FSC controlled wood standard gives an introduction to FSC-STD-40-005 V3-0 Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Wood. The course is designed to provide a …
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Open for Second Consultation: FSC Policy for Association Procedural Documents

18 January 2017 · All stakeholders are invited to comment on the latest drafts of two procedures – FSC-PRO-10-004 and FSC-PRO-01-009 – that prescribe how the FSC Policy for Association is applied. Both drafts are …
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Revised Brazilian National Risk Assessment Published

17 January 2017 · 11 January 2017 – Effective immediately, FSC approved a revised national risk assessment for the country of Brazil, specifically …
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FSC Board Approves Plan to Address False Claims in the FSC System

13 January 2017 · 13 January 2017 (Bonn, Germany) -The Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) international Board of Directors has approved a new approach for addressing misleading and false claims in the …
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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver to host the FSC General Assembly 2017

12 January 2017 · The FSC General Assembly 2017 will be held in Vancouver - a Canadian city that embodies FSC values in a myriad of ways.
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The Little African Tree With a Big Impact on People’s Lives

9 January 2017 · Villagers of south-eastern Tanzania have been working hard to save a small scruffy tree from obliteration. In the process, they have found that they are saving themselves.
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FSC makes new progress to protect Intact Forest Landscapes

30 December 2016 · The Policy and Standards Director and the Steering Committee of Motion 65 have approved a new advice note for the interpretation of the default clause of Motion 65 (ADV-20-007-018 V1-0). It will …
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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.