Technical Updates


Monday, 29 August 2016
Incorporating Gender Equality in National Forest Stewardship Standards

With the release of a new guidance document on gender equality, empowering women in the workplace is expected to take centre stage in FSC’s national forest standards. read more …


Tuesday, 09 August 2016
FSC Receives Submissions For Two New National Forest Stewardship Standards

Forest Management (© FSC GD)© FSC GDOur standard development groups (SDGs) in the People’s Republic of China and Metropolitan France – the part of France that’s in Europe – are the latest to successfully develop their National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS) in accordance with Version 5 of the FSC Principles and Criteria. read more …


Tuesday, 09 August 2016
FSC Board Appoints Eight New Pesticide Advisors

Forest Management (© FSC GD)© FSC GDThe FSC International Board has appointed eight new technical advisors, each with regional and local expertise, to evaluate applications from businesses wishing to use pesticides in their FSC-certified forests. read more …


Tuesday, 09 August 2016
Calculating A Fair Deal For Brazil’s Coffee Farmers

Brazilian coffee farmers earn a wage that keeps them above the poverty line, but still just below the region’s living wage benchmark, a new report has found. read more …


Tuesday, 05 July 2016
Working Group established to revise FSC Pesticides Policy

An interest-balanced working group has been established to revise the FSC Pesticides Policy. The working group comprises six stakeholders and three technical experts, who together represent both Southern and Northern perspectives of the social, environmental, and economic interests of FSC. The group will be responsible for developing a practical and realistic approach to pesticide use for FSC. read more …


Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Open for Consultation: Chain of Custody Standard and Transaction Verification Requirements

Today, 15 June 2016, FSC will open the third public consultation on the FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0 Chain of Custody Certification standard. read more …



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