Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more ….

Ok, I understand

FSC Press Releases 

This section is intended for journalists and media professionals.
It lists the latest press releases which we are distributing to the global media.


Latest releases

Monday, 08. July 2013
FSC and PEFC jointly call for rejection of proposal for ISO Chain of Custody Standard for certified forest products

FSC and PEFC, the two organisations together accounting for some 98% of the world’s certified forests and chain of custody certificates, called upon members of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to not support a proposal for an ISO standard to be developed for certified forest products as it stands.


ISO members have until the end of August to vote on such a proposal. In a joint statement to the ISO members, FSC and PEFC express their “sustained opposition” to the proposal.

PEFC and FSC state that they “Strongly believe that an ISO chain of custody standard would not add value to global efforts to promote sustainable forest management through forest certification……The fundamental principles of PEFC and FSC chain of custody certification are closely aligned, allowing companies to obtain dual certification to both FSC and PEFC in an efficient and straightforward manner at minimal additional costs…. Dividing the supply and production chains results in sub optimal results”.

For further information contact:

Kim Carstensen, carstensen at fsc point org
Managing Director, FSC International

Read the FSC / PEFC joint statement


Press Contacts for media only

FSC Communications Manager, Lisa SmythFSC Communications Manager, Lisa Smyth

For general media requests, please contact:

FSC Communications Manager, Lisa Smyth, at communications at fsc point org or on +49 (0)228 36766 (ext. 23).

© Forest Stewardship Council® · FSC® F000100