Technical Updates

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 …

Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Social Chamber Member Needed for Chain of Custody Working Group

An FSC member from the social chamber (North or South) is needed to fill a vacant position on the working group revising the chain of custody (CoC) standard. read more …

Tuesday, 10 May 2016
FSC Re-examines the 1994 Rule for Plantations

Forest Management (© FSC GD)© FSC GDFollowing the passage of Motion 12 at the 2014 General Assembly in Seville, Spain – which called for a process to consider the challenges and opportunities for plantation restoration and conversion – a chamber-balanced working group has drafted a proposal for potential solutions. They are opening the document for public consultation from 10 May 2016 to 11 July 2016. read more …

Tuesday, 03 May 2016
Risk Assessments for Bulgaria, Denmark, Myanmar, Slovakia, and Viet Nam Open for Consultation

Controlled Wood (© FSC GD)© FSC GDFSC International is inviting all interested stakeholders to provide their feedback on new risk assessments – for Bulgaria, Denmark, Myanmar, Slovakia and Viet Nam – between 1 and 31 May 2016. read more …

Tuesday, 03 May 2016
HCV Manager’s Guide: Draft Released for First Consultation

Forest Management (© FSC GD)© FSC GDNew guide to managing high conservation values in FSC-certified forests open for consultation from 3 May until 2 July. read more …

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