FSC International – Forests for All Forever

Facts & Figures

194,785,051 ha certified
36,589 CoC certificates
1,591 FM/CoC certificates

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Technical Updates

Public consultation open: The development and revision of FSC normative documents

23 January 2012 · The Working Group established in response to Motion 35 (GA 2008) and Motion 36 (GA 2011) was given the task to develop a document that governs the process of developing and revising normative …
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Revised Advice Note in FSC-DIR-40-005

23 December 2011 · FSC has recently undergone a review of ADVICE-40-005-18 regarding independence of companies Controlled Wood verification program. Revisions have been made that take into account comments received on …
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FSC Standard Interpretations are now available on the FSC website

15 December 2011 · FSC provides Standard Interpretations where these are necessary to ensure consistent application of the FSC standards. The Standard Interpretations are official interpretations of the FSC Policy and …
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FSC to Phase out Minor Components

FSC to phase-out minor components by the end of 2012

28 November 2011 · As recently announced, FSC is currently updating its standards to ensure that FSC certified products comply with government legality efforts, such as the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), US Lacey Act and …
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Minor review of FSC Controlled Wood standard is open for public consultation

7 November 2011 · A minor review of FSC Controlled Wood standard (FSC-STD-40-005 Company Evaluation of FSC Controlled Wood) is currently open for public consultation. This minor review results from the FSC efforts to …
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FSC makes changes to align its standards with government legality efforts

7 November 2011 · In October 2010, the European Union adopted a regulation to prevent sales of illegal timber and timber-products on the EU internal market. The regulation covers a wide range of timber products, …
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Policy for the Association of Organizations with FSC

26 October 2011 · This policy provides FSC's position on unacceptable activities or organizations which are or would like to be associated with FSC and the mechanism for disassociation.
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FSC Pesticides Policy Guidance Addendum: List of Approved Derogations for use of 'Highly Hazardous' Pesticides

26 October 2011 · This addendum lists pesticides which are considered by FSC to be highly hazardous, and are normally prohibited in FSC certified forests, but which have been temporarily approved for use under the …
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Clarification about new social requirements in CoC

17 October 2011 · As recently communicated, FSC is preparing a Questions & Answers (Q&A) document in order to clarify the implementation of the FSC Policy for Association in CoC. However, considering that the new …
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