FSC International – Forests for All Forever

Facts & Figures

194,340,443 ha certified
36,462 CoC certificates
1,585 FM/CoC certificates

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LVM - Latvia

An early 2011 Al-Jazeera tv program entitled ‘Latvia’s Pulp Fiction’ misinformed viewers about FSC certification and the Latvian state-owned timber company Latvijas Valsts mezi (LVM). In particular, the claim that the FSC Forest Management (FM) certificate, which had been suspended by the Rainforest Alliance on 17 July 2010, was reinstated two days later was false.

Stakeholder Update 1: Response from FSC (11 Feb 2011)