FSC International – Forests for All Forever

Facts & Figures

199,991,303 ha certified
38,293 CoC certificates
1,638 FM/CoC certificates

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Technical Updates

Improving Access to FSC Certification for Smallholders and Communities in Africa

15 January 2019 · Empowering African smallholders to obtain and maintain FSC certification is no easy task, but a challenge that a group of African forestry experts is determined to find a workable and practical …
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Romania Launches FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard

15 January 2019 · New Romania national forest stewardship standard effective from 15 April 2019.
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Review Report of FSC Principles and Criteria Is Now Open for Public Consultation

15 January 2019 · The report on the revision of the FSC Principles and Criteria (Version 5-2) is now available for a 50-day public consultation. The main proposal is that FSC should wait until 2023 to revise its …
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Reminder: Transaction Verification Details Must Be Submitted by 28 February for Charcoal Supply Chain

8 January 2019 · The final deadline for all certificate holders in the charcoal supply chain to submit their details for mandatory transaction verification for quarters 3 and 4 of 2018 is on 28 February 2019.
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Proposed Forestry Contractor Certification Open for Public Consultation

18 December 2018 · FSC is working alongside the Forestry Contractors International Working Group to explore new ways to develop smallholder …
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FSC China is Pilot Testing Initiatives to Increase Access to Certification for Smallholders

18 December 2018 · FSC International approved a proposal to initiate a pilot test for smallholders in China. The pilot project will test alternative approaches to conservation requirements in effect in FSC-certified …
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FSC Czech Republic Hosts Seminar for Small Forest Owners and the Wood-Processing Industry

18 December 2018 · The event brought together FSC supply and demand stakeholders to demonstrate the opportunities and benefits of FSC certification in the Czech Republic.
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FPIC Working Group Meets Face-To-Face to Develop Draft V1.0 of Revised FPIC Guidelines

18 December 2018 · The free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) working group recently met to continue revising the FSC Guidelines for applying FPIC within the forest management certification scope. The group included …
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FSC Risk Assessments for Russia, the United Kingdom, and Uruguay are Now Available

11 December 2018 · Effective 11 December 2018, organizations seeking to source controlled wood from Russia, the United Kingdom, or Uruguay are required to use the latest FSC risk assessments to conform with standard …
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FSC Establishes the ILO CoC Technical Working Group

10 December 2018 · Six members will develop the accreditation requirements for FSC-STD-20-011 V4-0 EN FSC Chain of Custody …
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