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32,414 CoC certificates
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The latest news and views from FSC, plus related forestry industry updates

The European Commission strengthens Ecolabel criteria for wooden floors

6 March 2017 · The European Commission recently published the new criteria on EU Ecolabels for wood, cork and bamboo based floor coverings that require chain of custody certificates issued by an independent third …
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New Risk Assessments Open for Stakeholder Consultation

1 March 2017 · All stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on risk assessments for Denmark, Ireland, Latvia, Spain, and Viet Nam. The consultation will be open until 31 March 2017.
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Open for Second Consultation: Revised Draft of the FSC Trademark Standard

28 February 2017 · All stakeholders are invited to comment on the second draft of the Trademark Standard FSC-STD-50-001 – Requirements for Use of the FSC Trademarks by Certificate Holders – through our new FSC …
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certification accreditation

ASI accredits TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS

22 February 2017 · Effective on 02 February 2017, Accreditation Services International (ASI) has accredited certification body TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS (TAH) to audit and issue FSC Chain of Custody certification in 14 …
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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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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.