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200,270,955 ha certified
35,412 CoC certificates
1,605 FM/CoC certificates

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Technical Updates

Public consultation on Advice Notes launched

3 June 2013 · FSC invites public comment on draft Advices Notes to strengthen the current requirements for Controlled Wood and legality.
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Getting ready for the next IGI Meeting

31 May 2013 · The public consultation on the first draft of FSC’s International Generic Indicators (IGIs) is now complete and the IGI Group, supported by Policy and Standards Unit (PSU) staff, is analyzing the …
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13 May 2013 · Satellite remote sensing to strengthen quality transparency
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Comparing carbon market and forest management standards

29 April 2013 · Danish NGO NEPCon has recently released a study entitled ‘Field perspective comparison of forest carbon and forest management standards.’ The research, commissioned by the Rainforest Alliance, …
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National Risk Assessment for Russia approved

23 April 2013 · On 02 April 2013, FSC approved the National Controlled Wood (CW) Risk Assessment for the Russian Federation.
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New Chain of Custody standards interpretations

23 April 2013 · FSC provides standards interpretations where these are necessary to ensure consistent application of FSC standards.
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The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels recognizes FSC certified forests

20 March 2013 · The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) has announced that from now on it will recognize FSC standards for responsible forest management. After comparing the Principles and Criteria from the FSC …
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FSC publishes an “EU Timber Regulation Implementation Guide for FSC Certificate Holders and Other Companies Selling FSC Products in the EU”.

14 March 2013 · On 3 March 2013, the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) came into force. Companies importing timber and certain wood products need to apply a due diligence system to reduce the chance that …
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all upon negotiators for 1st reading agreement on EU Public Procurement Directives to prevent undesired consequences for reliable, widely used private certification schemes

EU needs to prevent unreasonable restrictions for sustainable public procurement

12 March 2013 · The EU Institutions are currently negotiating new Directives on Public Procurement. On 6 March 2013, the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament started negotiations to reach an agreement …
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FSC Poland holds conference on Controlled Wood and the National Risk Assessment

5 March 2013 · On 22 February 2013, FSC Poland organized a conference entitled “Controlled Wood and the National Risk Assessment,” held in Warsaw.
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