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202,259,301 ha certified
35,160 CoC certificates
1,596 FM/CoC certificates

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

Seeking Input on How to Obtain Free, Prior, and Informed Consent

12 March 2018 · During the period 2 March to 2 May 2018, we are gathering stakeholder feedback on our seven steps to obtaining free, prior, and informed consent from Indigenous Peoples, traditional …
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FSC Portugal Publishes National Forest Stewardship Standard

12 March 2018 · Portugal becomes the fourth country to publish a national forest stewardship standard (NFSS) based on Version 5 of the FSC Principles and Criteria. The standard will be effective from 25 …
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Kyrgyz smallholder group gets first FSC NTFP certification in Central Asia

9 March 2018 · (Bonn, 09 March 2018) – A group of 52 smallholders recently obtained the first FSC certification delivered for non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in Central Asia. Their products are sold under the …
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Submit Your Comments on Revised Trademark Standard by 15 March

6 March 2018 · The first public consultation on the revised trademark standard for non-certificate holders (FSC-STD-50-002 V2-0) ends on 15 March 2018. Comments must be submitted through our online consultation …
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Revised trademark standard for certificate holders is now effective

1 March 2018 · Trademark Standard FSC-STD-50-001 (V2-0) Requirements for use of the FSC trademarks by certificate holders becomes effective today, 1 March 2018. Certificate holders are now able …
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Publication of Advice Notes for Revised CoC Standard

27 February 2018 · After the publication of the revised CoC Standard (FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0) last year, we received a lot of positive feedback from our stakeholders.
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Response from Kim Carstensen to Yale Environment 360 Article

23 February 2018 · Richard Conniff’s article in Yale Environment 360 highlights a simple fact: Illegal logging is big business – Interpol estimates it to be as much as $150 billion per year – and there is no …
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Leading the Race for the Survival of the Cheetah

9 February 2018 · Harvesting native bush to produce an FSC-certified fuel log called Bushblok is a crucial leg in the race to save Namibia’s wild cheetah from extinction.
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Global Joint FSC and PEFC Certification Figures

6 February 2018 · In 2017, FSC and PEFC agreed to jointly collect and publish data about double certification on a country by country basis in response to requests from stakeholders.
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Consultation on Joint Control Measures Project for Central Europe

6 February 2018 · We invite all stakeholders to join our consultation to develop a universal set of voluntary FSC risk assessment control measures for Central Europe.
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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.