Stakeholder Updates


Friday, 17 June 2016
FSC Permanent Indigenous Peoples Committee calls for Indigenous Peoples to be allowed to lead the way in forestry

Indigenous community leader in Peru (© FSC GD / Christian Irrgang)© FSC GD / Christian IrrgangThe Permanent Indigenous Peoples Committee (PIPC) of FSC has called for a change in forest economics, to move away from extraction towards “hope generation” via investment in indigenous cultural landscapes. Such areas are becoming centres of indigenous-led forest management and local manufacturing, with ecosystem service management guaranteed by FSC certification. read more …


Thursday, 02 June 2016
Quality Austria’s FSC Accreditation Suspended

SuspensionAccreditation Services International (ASI) has suspended certification body Quality Austria from issuing FSC chain of custody (CoC) certificates worldwide. The decision took effect on 29 May 2016. read more …


Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Limitations of LCAs can be addressed with FSC certification

Forest (© FSC GD/Milan Reška)© FSC GD/Milan ReškaRecent research conducted by FSC International and WWF US confirms FSC certification is the best tool to ensure prevention and minimization of environmental and social impacts of paper and wood-based products, as it goes beyond the limitations offered by Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs). read more …


Tuesday, 17 May 2016
FSC maintains association with BILT Graphic Paper Products Ltd subject to conditions

Dispute Resolution (© FSC GD)© FSC GDBONN, Germany (17 May 2016) – On 10 March 2016, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) International Board of Directors agreed to maintain association with BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited (BILT), subject to a number of conditions. read more …


Tuesday, 10 May 2016
FSC Seeks to Fill Five Posts on the Policy and Standards Committee

callThe Policy and Standards Committee (PSC), a six-person advising committee to the FSC Board of Directors, is seeking five members to serve a three-year term starting in July 2016. Application deadline is 31 May 2016. read more …


Tuesday, 03 May 2016
Dispute resolution programme update – April 2016

Dispute Resolution (© FSC GD)© FSC GDThe FSC dispute resolution programme processed a total of five cases in Q1 2016. read more …



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