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200,044,029 ha certified
33,932 CoC certificates
1,567 FM/CoC certificates

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Technical Updates

Attention Certification Bodies: FSC Publishes New Accreditation Standard for Chain of Custody Evaluations

30 March 2016 · The FSC International Board of Directors has approved FSC-STD-20-011 V3-0 Chain of Custody Evaluations, which will be effective from 1 July 2016. The standard outlines requirements for …
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Update on revision of FSC-STD-50-001 Requirements for Use of the FSC Trademarks by Certificate Holders

29 March 2016 · The public consultation on the first draft of FSC-STD-50-001 Requirements for Use of the FSC Trademarks by Certificate Holders is complete. FSC …
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Deadline Extended: Seeking Technical Advisors to the FSC Pesticides Committee

23 March 2016 · The Policy and Standards Unit (PSU) at FSC International is pleased to invite experts on pesticides and integrated pest management in forests to submit their applications today.
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Portugal Becomes First Country to Transfer its National Forest Stewardship Standard to the FSC Principles and Criteria Version 5

22 March 2016 · On 18 February 2016, FSC’s Policy and Standards Committee (PSC) approved Portugal’s revised National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS).
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ASI Accredits Certification Body in Canada

22 March 2016 · On 4 March 2016, Accreditation Services International (ASI) accredited the certification body Bureau de Normalisation du Québec (BNQ). BNQ is now permitted to audit and issue FSC chain of custody …
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Deadline Extended: Seeking Social and Environmental Stakeholders To Join a Working Group

15 March 2016 · Stakeholders representing social interests and environmental interests, as well as technical experts representing social interests, are encouraged to send in their applications to join a working group …
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All Interpretations of the FSC Normative Framework Available For Download

15 March 2016 · All existing interpretations related to FSC normative documents have now been compiled in separate documents, and sorted into the following areas: general, forest management, chain of custody, …
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Webinar: Risk Assessments for Sourcing Controlled Wood

3 March 2016 · FSC International invites all interested stakeholders to the next webinar in a series dedicated to the revised controlled wood standard FSC-STD-40-005 V3-0 [i]Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled …
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FSC Policy for Association Second Consultation Closed: Report Now Available

23 February 2016 · The second consultation for the revision of the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-POL-01-004) closed on 29 January 2016. This process began in October 2014; since then, the sub-chamber-balanced Policy …
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Risk Assessments for 20 Countries are Now Available

2 February 2016 · At the end of 2015, the Policy and Standards Director at the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) International approved FSC risk assessments for 20 countries.
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