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196,410,948 ha certified
36,887 CoC certificates
1,605 FM/CoC certificates

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

Falcon: New Interim Tool for Formatting of Transaction Verification Data

16 January 2019 · FSC will soon introduce Falcon, a new secure and efficient tool to assist certificate holders in formatting their transaction verification data.
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Improving Access to FSC Certification for Smallholders and Communities in Africa

15 January 2019 · Empowering African smallholders to obtain and maintain FSC certification is no easy task, but a challenge that a group of African forestry experts is determined to find a workable and practical …
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Romania Launches FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard

15 January 2019 · New Romania national forest stewardship standard effective from 15 April 2019.
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Review Report of FSC Principles and Criteria Is Now Open for Public Consultation

15 January 2019 · The report on the revision of the FSC Principles and Criteria (Version 5-2) is now available for a 50-day public consultation. The main proposal is that FSC should wait until 2023 to revise its …
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Reminder: Transaction Verification Details Must Be Submitted by 28 February for Charcoal Supply Chain

8 January 2019 · The final deadline for all certificate holders in the charcoal supply chain to submit their details for mandatory transaction verification for quarters 3 and 4 of 2018 is on 28 February 2019.
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FSC Scores Highly in WWF Assessment of its Congo Basin Standard

7 January 2019 · WWF’s 2018 Certification Assessment Tool (CAT) confirms the FSC scheme’s robustness in the region
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FSC and Stora Enso join forces in a strategic partnership

20 December 2018 · The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Stora Enso have signed an international partnership agreement establishing a long-term strategic collaboration to develop and promote sustainable forestry.
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Proposed Forestry Contractor Certification Open for Public Consultation

18 December 2018 · FSC is working alongside the Forestry Contractors International Working Group to explore new ways to develop smallholder …
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FSC China is Pilot Testing Initiatives to Increase Access to Certification for Smallholders

18 December 2018 · FSC International approved a proposal to initiate a pilot test for smallholders in China. The pilot project will test alternative approaches to conservation requirements in effect in FSC-certified …
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FSC Czech Republic Hosts Seminar for Small Forest Owners and the Wood-Processing Industry

18 December 2018 · The event brought together FSC supply and demand stakeholders to demonstrate the opportunities and benefits of FSC certification in the Czech Republic.
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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.