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202,161,568 ha certified
35,180 CoC certificates
1,597 FM/CoC certificates

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

FSC is Testing Empowering Solutions for Smallholders and Communities

11 June 2018 · Two new solutions that meet the needs of smallholders and communities while ensuring the credibility of FSC certification began the testing phase on 1 June 2018.
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FSC Seeks Working Group Members with Conversion, Conservation, Restoration, and Socio-Economic Restitution Experience

5 June 2018 · Six positions for a two-year project are open: We are seeking people with practical experience in forest and landscape restoration, integrated landscape management, and social and economic …
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Africa Regional Director, Steve Ball

FSC Appoints Africa Regional Director

5 June 2018 · The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is pleased to announce it has appointed Steve Ball as FSC Interim Regional Director for Africa.
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Uganda launches Africa’s first FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard

5 June 2018 · Uganda is the first country in Africa to publish the FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) based on Version 5 of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Principles and Criteria (P&C). The …
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An Update on Controlled Wood

29 May 2018 · We realize there have been many changes to the controlled wood system recently, including the release of a revised standard.
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Sustainable Magic in Wellington Zoo

24 May 2018 · Our guest blogger, Camilla Carstensen, recently visited New Zealand’s Wellington Zoo, and was impressed by the zoo’s sustainability efforts, including its commitment to FSC. In this post, Camilla …
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Reminder: Participate in the Group Standards Revision Needs Survey

23 May 2018 · The Survey to Evaluate Needs in the Revision of the Group Standard FSC-STD-30-005 V1-1 is still open until the 12th of June 2018.
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Second Consultation Now Open: Policy on the Use of Pesticides

22 May 2018 · A revised policy on the use of chemical pesticides in FSC-certified forests is open for consultation from 15 May to 15 July 2018.
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FSC Seeks to Fill Three Posts on the Policy and Standards Committee

22 May 2018 · International members representing the interests of the environmental South, social North, and economic South are encouraged to apply for a four-year term in the policy and standards …
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New Ecosystem Services Procedure Launched Today

22 May 2018 · The FSC Ecosystem Services Procedure FSC-PRO-30-006, an initiative to create incentives for the preservation of valuable ecosystem services in responsibly managed forests, was launched today. This is …
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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.