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Facts & Figures

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

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Technical Updates

Transaction Verification in Paulownia Supply Chains

19 February 2019 · Wood from the paulownia tree has been identified as posing a high risk for false FSC claims following allegations of inaccurate claims in paulownia supply chains. Consequently, FSC will introduce …
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Southern US Certificate Holders Wanted for Pilot Test

14 February 2019 · Under the banner of the New Approaches for Smallholders and Communities Certification project, FSC is looking for four certificate holders in the Southern United States, interested in participating in …
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FSC Risk Assessment for Indonesia is Now Available

5 February 2019 · Effective 5 February 2019, organizations seeking to source controlled wood from Indonesia are required to use the latest FSC risk …
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FSC Statement on new ISO Standard 38200

30 January 2019 · The International Standardization Organization (ISO) recently published Standard 38200 related to the Chain of Custody (CoC) of Wood and Wood-based products. FSC has been involved in its formulation …
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Developing the First Regional Standard for Smallholders in Asia Pacific

29 January 2019 · For the first time, FSC is developing a forest management standard tailored to a specific audience: smallholders in Asia Pacific. The standard will be drafted by December 2019 and will include a …
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Simplifying Access to FSC Certification for Latin American Smallholders and Communities

29 January 2019 · Smallholders, communities, and standard development groups participated in numerous workshops across Latin America over the past year. The aim was to discuss how FSC could develop a simplified way for …
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FSC Produces Positive Environmental Impacts – University Research

22 January 2019 · FSC certification produces positive environmental impacts overall compared to non-certified forestry operations, a literature review from the University of Wageningen confirmed. Strong positive …
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Retirement of the FSC Online Claims Platform (OCP)

16 January 2019 · FSC’s Online Claims Platform (OCP) will be retired at the end of May 2019, as part of FSC’s effort to continually focus on digital solutions that deliver the most value to our …
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FSC Retires OCP and Launches New Data Formatting Tool

16 January 2019 · As FSC continues focus on digital solutions that deliver the most value to our stakeholders, we are now announcing the Falcon tool, which will be released by the end of February 2019 and to aid …
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Falcon: New Interim Tool for Formatting of Transaction Verification Data

16 January 2019 · FSC will soon introduce Falcon, a new secure and efficient tool to assist certificate holders in formatting their transaction verification data.
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