Technical Updates


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 …


Friday, 30 December 2016
FSC makes new progress to protect Intact Forest Landscapes

The Policy and Standards Director and the Steering Committee of Motion 65 have approved a new advice note for the interpretation of the default clause of Motion 65 (ADV-20-007-018 V1-0). It will become effective on 1 January 2017. read more …


Friday, 30 December 2016
FSC Publishes Revised Chain of Custody Standards

1 January 2017 – The FSC Board of Directors has approved revised FSC chain-of-custody standards FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0 and FSC-STD-20-011 V4-0. The revised standards will become effective on 1 April 2017. read more …


Monday, 28 November 2016
Open for Consultation: An FSC Carbon Footprint Procedure

All FSC stakeholders are invited to join a consultation on the possible introduction of a voluntary FSC Carbon Footprint Procedure. This procedure would assist FSC certificate holders in quantifying the greenhouse gas emissions and climate benefits related to FSC-certified materials and products. The consultation period runs from 29 November 2016 to 10 January 2017. read more …


Monday, 14 November 2016
Controlled Wood Standard Amendments

Three changes – related to company-conducted and national risk assessments - were made to the revised controlled wood system at the July 2016 meeting of the organization’s international Board of Directors. read more …



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