Stakeholder Updates

News and Updates for FSC Stakeholders


Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Holzforschung Austria reinstated for FSC CoC certification worldwide

Removal of suspension (© FSC GD)© FSC GDEffective 17 February 2017, Accreditation Services International (ASI) has lifted the suspension of FSC-accredited certification body Holzforschung Austria (HFA). With reinstatement, the company is again qualified to conduct FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) certification worldwide. Currently, HFA has issued approximately 135 CoC certificates. read more …


Friday, 17 February 2017
FSC revokes probation and disassociates from the Schweighofer Group

suspensionBonn, Germany (17 February, 2017) - The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to revoke the Schweighofer Group’s probation status and disassociate from the group. read more …


Friday, 13 January 2017
FSC Board Approves Plan to Address False Claims in the FSC System

Board of Directors (© FSC GD)© FSC GD13 January 2017 (Bonn, Germany) -The Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) international Board of Directors has approved a new approach for addressing misleading and false claims in the FSC system. The set of actions compliments the newly revised CoC standard. read more …


Thursday, 12 January 2017
Vancouver to host the FSC General Assembly 2017

Vancouver, CanadaThe FSC General Assembly 2017 will be held in Vancouver - a Canadian city that embodies FSC values in a myriad of ways. read more …


Wednesday, 07 December 2016
FSC places the Schweighofer Group on probation for disassociation

suspensionBonn, Germany (7 December, 2016) - The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to place the Schweighofer Group on probation for possible disassociation for involvement in irregularities and illegalities in its timber trade operations and in illegal logging by its Romanian forest land enterprise. read more …


Tuesday, 06 December 2016
NEPCon FSC Accreditation Suspended for Russia

suspensionAccreditation Services International (ASI) has suspended certification body NEPCon OÜ from issuing FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) and Forest Management (FM) certificates in Russia. read more …



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