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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Technical Updates

 – 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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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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