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195,860,027 ha certified
32,414 CoC certificates
1,492 FM/CoC certificates

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

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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FSC Publishes Revised Chain of Custody Standards

30 December 2016 · 1 January 2017 – The FSC Board of Directors has approved revised FSC chain-of-custody standards FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0 and FSC-STD-20-011 V4-0. The revised standards will become effective on 1 April …
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Vietnam smallholders are doing it for themselves

14 December 2016 · Sand, erosion, wind and poverty are the unlikely makings of a success story. But a group of smallholders in the central Vietnam province of Quang Tri have turned adversity into an inspiration of how …
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suspension

FSC places the Schweighofer Group on probation for disassociation

7 December 2016 · Bonn, Germany (7 December, 2016) - The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to place the Schweighofer Group on probation for possible disassociation for involvement in irregularities …
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suspension

NEPCon FSC Accreditation Suspended for Russia

6 December 2016 · Accreditation Services International (ASI) has suspended certification body NEPCon OÜ from issuing FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) and Forest Management (FM) certificates in Russia.
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Smurfit Kappa: Sustainable Value Through Packaging

29 November 2016 · Nearly 90 per cent of products currently sold by Smurfit Kappa are FSC certified. But the company, one of the world’s leading paper-based packaging producers, is aiming even higher.
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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.