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200,158,460 ha certified
33,853 CoC certificates
1,545 FM/CoC certificates

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

Future is bright for FSC certification in China thanks to productive relationship with Chinese authorities

29 August 2012 · The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which has been certifying businesses in China for fourteen years, is growing rapidly and together with the SFA, CNCA, and industry associations has made …
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Public Consultation launched on FSC Advice note on Access to Information regarding Species and Origin of Timber

24 August 2012 · FSC is developing an Advice note to ensure that FSC certified products comply with legally required information regarding species and origin of timber and timber products.
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The FSC 2011 Annual Report is now available!

20 August 2012 · A special video introduction by Director General Andre de Freitas highlights some of the events that made 2011 a landmark year for FSC.
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Certification brings the market to the mountains

18 August 2012 · FSC certification of community forests helps access international markets for non-timber forest products and leads to better forest management.
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Association and certification make small forests profitable

17 August 2012 · FSC certification brings economic advantages and market access to thousands of small forest owners in Sweden.
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Making music responsibly - world’s first FSC certified woodwind goes on sale

17 August 2012 · In January 2011, the world’s first FSC certified woodwind instrument was put on sale, sourced from certified forests in Tanzania.
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Second public consultation launched on FM Certification Reports

17 August 2012 · The second draft of the Standard FSC-STD-20-007a V2-0 is submitted for a second round of public consultation, to collect stakeholder feedback on this new draft.
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Question and Answer document regarding the EU Timber Regulation

17 August 2012 · FSC has released a Question and Answer document regarding the EU Timber Regulation.
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Spanish version of the FSC Trademark standards for Certificate Holders available

15 August 2012 · FSC announces the release of the Spanish version of the “Requirements for use of the FSC trademarks by Certificate Holders”(FSC-STD-50-001).
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New Community Forest Handbook for FSC certification of small agroforests

15 August 2012 · A new handbook from The Forest Trust (TFT), ‘Sustainable Community Forest Management; A Practical Guide to FSC Group Certification for Smallholder Agroforests’ aims to help these …
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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.