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38,542 CoC certificates
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The latest news and views from FSC, plus related forestry industry updates

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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FPIC Working Group Meets Face-To-Face to Develop Draft V1.0 of Revised FPIC Guidelines

18 December 2018 · The free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) working group recently met to continue revising the FSC Guidelines for applying FPIC within the forest management certification scope. The group included …
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FSC Awarded Friend of the Sacred Groves Title for Protecting Sacred Sites in Estonia

18 December 2018 · FSC became the first organization to receive the Friend of the Sacred Groves title in Estonia. FSC International was awarded the title for including the preservation of sacred natural sites into its …
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FSC Risk Assessments for Russia, the United Kingdom, and Uruguay are Now Available

11 December 2018 · Effective 11 December 2018, organizations seeking to source controlled wood from Russia, the United Kingdom, or Uruguay are required to use the latest FSC risk assessments to conform with standard …
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FSC Establishes the ILO CoC Technical Working Group

10 December 2018 · Six members will develop the accreditation requirements for FSC-STD-20-011 V4-0 EN FSC Chain of Custody …
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NOTIFICATION: Publication of Malaysia National Forest Stewardship Standard on Hold

7 December 2018 · The FSC International Performance and Standards Unit (PSU) kindly asks that all relevant stakeholders put the use of the FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) of Malaysia on hold until …
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6 December 2018 · FSC has suspended the trademark license agreement (TLA) of FSC chain-of-custody certificate holder Mariusz Skrobot (NC-COC-026650) following an investigation by Accreditation Services International …
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FSC Establishes Technical Working Group for Group Certification Standard Revision

4 December 2018 · Seven technical experts will revise the FSC-STD-30-005 V1-1 FSC Standard for Group Entities in …
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Controlled wood strategy process extended to March 2019

4 December 2018 · On 5 November 2018, the controlled wood strategy process advisory group recently requested that the FSC International Board of Directors extend the deadline for publishing the
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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.