FSC International – Forests for All Forever

Facts & Figures

196,518,316 ha certified
36,195 CoC certificates
1,579 FM/CoC certificates

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Technical Updates

Reaching Smallholders in the Global North: Discussion Paper Now Open for 30-Day Consultation

15 November 2017 · In 2018, and with the aim of increasing the number of smallholders in the FSC system and total forest area coverage, the
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FPIC and HCV: A human approach to landscapes and communities

15 November 2017 · The intersection between the two controversial topics of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) and high conservation values (HCV) was explored in a side event at the FSC General Assembly.
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New National Risk Assessment Category 1 For Spain Now Available

9 November 2017 · Effective 07 November 2017: FSC has approved controlled wood category 1 for the national risk assessment (NRA) for Spain.
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Implementation of transaction verification and fibre testing in the charcoal supply chain

7 November 2017 · Confirmation of inaccuracies in the charcoal supply chain will lead to mandatory transaction verification and fibre testing starting in quarter four of 2017
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Group Certification Consultation Results

7 November 2017 · A synopsis of all the comments received following a 30-day consultation on the draft minor revision of FSC-STD-30-005 is now available.
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How to Include High Conservation Values into National Forest Stewardship Standards

7 November 2017 · A draft guide to help standard development groups to identify, manage, and monitor high conservation values (HCVs) in their country is open for consultation from 7 November 2017 to 5 January 2018.
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 – Photo: Initiators of the FSC Group Certification Scheme Darnūs miškai, with Group Manager Jovita Urbikaitė (front), celebrating the issue of the FSC forest management and chain of custody certificate. (The stump with fungus is a cake.)

Lithuania Awarded Its First Group Certificate

7 November 2017 · ‘Darnūs miškai’ (Sustainable Forests), a group of 70 individual private forest owners, achieves FSC certification totalling 30,000 hectares of boreal forest.
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New CoC Advice Notes and Interpretations Now Available

6 October 2017 · Effective 5 October 2017: Updated chain of custody (CoC) directive and two interpretations.
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New Risk Assessments Now Available

26 September 2017 · Effective 21 September 2017: FSC-approved risk assessment categories available for Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, and Romania.
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New Controlled Wood Risk Assessments Open for Stakeholder Consultation

29 August 2017 · All stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on risk assessments for Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Swaziland, and Turkey. The consultation will be open until 30 September …
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