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

WE CERTIFY FORESTS BIG AND SMALL – So we understand that these forests are, in turn, managed by individuals and groups of all shapes and sizes. You may not know, for example, that nearly half of Europe’s forest land is owned by private individuals who often manage very small plots. Those forest managers – known as smallholders or small and community producers – who take care of a small area of forest can include Indigenous Peoples, communities, and family foresters, who practice low-intensity forest management.

Learning from Others: Approaches To Encouraging Smallholder Certification

23 August 2017 · At the workshop in New Delhi, India, there was an opportunity to share experiences of using stepwise approaches as …
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Working Group Established to Revise FSC Trademark Standard

22 August 2017 · FSC has established a technical working group to revise its trademark standard, FSC-STD-50-002 (V1-0): Requirements for promotional use of the FSC trademarks by non-certificate …
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Group Certification Now Open for 30-Day Consultation

17 August 2017 · Minor changes have been made to the FSC Standard for Group Entities in Forest Management …
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Controlled Wood Risk Assessment Public Consultation: 1 September 2017

15 August 2017 · All stakeholders will be invited to provide feedback on risk assessments for Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Swaziland, and Turkey. The consultation will open from 1 to 30 …
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Public Consultation on a Revised Pesticides Policy Now Open

31 July 2017 · All stakeholders are invited to participate in an online consultation for a revised pesticides policy (Draft 1-0). You can provide feedback from 31 July until 29 October 2017.
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Group Certification to Undergo Minor Revision

25 July 2017 · The FSC Standard for Group Entities in Forest Management Groups (FSC-STD-30-005 V1-0) is …
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New Risk Assessments Now Available

25 July 2017 · Effective and available immediately: FSC-approved risk assessment categories for Bulgaria, Slovakia, and Viet Nam.
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New onsite tests for Ecosystem Services

18 July 2017 · In order to verify the applicability of the draft ecosystem services on the ground, FSC has begun new pilot tests that will continue to September 2017. The objective is to establish the steps required …
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Join the Technical Working Group and Consultative Forum for Trademark Standard Revision

11 July 2017 · FSC is calling for all stakeholders and technical experts to join the technical working group for the revision of the standard FSC-STD-50-002 (V1-0) - Requirements for promotional use of the FSC® …
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Changes to the Directive on FSC Controlled Wood

30 June 2017 · FSC announces changes to the controlled wood requirements related to timber legality legislation in the Directive on FSC Controlled Wood. You can find the directive
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