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Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Holzforschung Austria reinstated for FSC CoC certification worldwide

Removal of suspension (© FSC GD)© FSC GDEffective 17 February 2017, Accreditation Services International (ASI) has lifted the suspension of FSC-accredited certification body Holzforschung Austria (HFA). With reinstatement, the company is again qualified to conduct FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) certification worldwide. Currently, HFA has issued approximately 135 CoC certificates. read more …


Friday, 17 February 2017
FSC revokes probation and disassociates from the Schweighofer Group

suspensionBonn, Germany (17 February, 2017) - The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to revoke the Schweighofer Group’s probation status and disassociate from the group. read more …


Tuesday, 07 February 2017
New Risk Assessments Now Available

7 February 2017 – Effective immediately: FSC-approved risk assessments for Bulgaria (Category 2), Estonia (Category 1 and 2), and India (Category 1). read more …


Tuesday, 07 February 2017
Online Course on Controlled Wood Standard Now Available

The online course on the FSC controlled wood standard gives an introduction to FSC-STD-40-005 V3-0 Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Wood. The course is designed to provide a foundation-level understanding of the main concepts of the standard. read more …


Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Open for Second Consultation: FSC Policy for Association Procedural Documents

All stakeholders are invited to comment on the latest drafts of two procedures – FSC-PRO-10-004 and FSC-PRO-01-009 – that prescribe how the FSC Policy for Association is applied. Both drafts are open for a second public consultation from 18 January to 3 March 2017. read more …


Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Revised Brazilian National Risk Assessment Published

11 January 2017 – Effective immediately, FSC approved a revised national risk assessment for the country of Brazil, specifically controlled wood category 4 (wood harvested in forests being converted to plantation or non-forest uses). read more …



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