FSC International – Forests for All Forever

Facts & Figures

200,196,830 ha certified
33,865 CoC certificates
1,546 FM/CoC certificates

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Stakeholder Updates

FSC Permanent Indigenous Peoples Committee calls for Indigenous Peoples to be allowed to lead the way in forestry

17 June 2016 · The Permanent Indigenous Peoples Committee (PIPC) of FSC has called for a change in forest economics, to move away from extraction towards “hope generation” via investment in indigenous cultural …
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Quality Austria’s FSC Accreditation Suspended

2 June 2016 · Accreditation Services International (ASI) has suspended certification body Quality Austria from issuing FSC chain of custody (CoC) certificates worldwide. The decision took effect on 29 May 2016.
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Limitations of LCAs can be addressed with FSC certification

24 May 2016 · Recent research conducted by FSC International and WWF US confirms FSC certification is the best tool to ensure prevention and minimization of environmental and social impacts of paper and wood-based …
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FSC maintains association with BILT Graphic Paper Products Ltd subject to conditions

17 May 2016 · BONN, Germany (17 May 2016) – On 10 March 2016, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) International Board of Directors agreed to maintain association with BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited (BILT), …
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FSC Seeks to Fill Five Posts on the Policy and Standards Committee

10 May 2016 · The Policy and Standards Committee (PSC), a six-person advising committee to the FSC Board of Directors, is seeking five members to serve a three-year term starting in July 2016. Application deadline …
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Dispute resolution programme update – April 2016

3 May 2016 · The FSC dispute resolution programme processed a total of five cases in Q1 2016.
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Exova BM TRADA’s FSC Accreditation Suspended Worldwide

20 April 2016 · Effective 15 April 2016, Accreditation Services International (ASI) suspended certification body Exova (UK) Ltd, trading as Exova BM TRADA, from issuing FSC chain of custody (CoC) certificates …
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Independent complaints panel begins evaluation of Holzindustrie Schweighofer

18 April 2016 · BONN, Germany (18 April 2016) – This week, the independent complaints panel established by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) will begin its evaluation of the allegations of trading and processing …
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Further assessment of FSC Chain of Custody Certification standard before publication

5 April 2016 · The FSC International Board of Directors has decided to postpone the publication of the FSC-STD-40-004 Chain of Custody Certification standard for six months to ensure the effects of its proposed …
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Roadmap to End Disassociation with APP Is Open for Consultation

4 April 2016 · From 4 April to 1 May 2016, FSC international members are invited to consult on a draft roadmap outlining the commitments required from Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) before the FSC Board of Directors …
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