Technical Updates

Monday, 17 October 2016
First Public Consultation Now Open on FSC Policy for Association Due Diligence and Evaluation Procedures

FSC International invites your participation in the first public consultation of revised versions of the two procedures used to implement the FSC Policy for Association (PfA): the PfA Due Diligence Procedure and the PfA Evaluation Procedure. The consultation is open from 18 October to 16 December 2016. read more …

Friday, 14 October 2016
Update: Chain of Custody Standard public consultation

CoC (© FSC GD)© FSC GDThe third public consultation on the FSC-STD-40-004 Chain of Custody Certification standard ended on 31 August 2016. The valuable feedback supplied by over 500 participants, 72 per cent of whom have been FSC certificate holders for five years or more, will be considered in the revised standard presented to the FSC International Board of Directors for approval in November 2016. read more …

Friday, 14 October 2016
Motion 65 IFLs Advice Note: Open for Consultation

Last month, after extensive stakeholder feedback, the FSC International Board of Directors decided to revise the default indicator in motion 65 due to the potential for significant undesired side effects in priority Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) countries. As a result, FSC is seeking input on updated guidelines for motion 65 implementation in Brazil, Canada, the Congo Basin, and Russia through a public consultation that will close on 6 December 2016read more …

Monday, 10 October 2016
Open for Consultation: Report on Compliance with the Principles of the International Labour Organization Core Conventions

FSC invites all stakeholders to comment on a draft report containing generic criteria and indicators for compliance with the principles of the International Labour Organization (ILO) core conventions. The consultation period opens on 10 October 2016 and closes on 08 December 2016. read more …

Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Update: Development of the FSC Ecosystem Services Procedure

Indonesia Ecosystem Services (© FSC GD / Vlad Sokhin)© FSC GD / Vlad SokhinFSC is creating incentives to preserve valuable ecosystem services in responsibly managed forests, by developing two new tools for certificate holders to access emerging markets for these services. read more …

Tuesday, 20 September 2016
FSC Controlled Wood Strategy podcast available for download

Controlled Wood (© FSC GD)© FSC GDThe Controlled Wood strategy process, headed by the FSC Board Strategy Planning committee, is now underway! If you are confused about the current state of Controlled Wood (CW), or just want to know more about it, you can now listen to our podcast. read more …

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