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

Thursday, 15. January 2015
Forest Stewardship Council Suspends Polish National Office

14 January 2015 (Bonn, Germany) The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) confirms it has suspended the operation of its Polish national office. Existing Polish FSC certificates remain valid, and current assessments for possible future certification will continue unaffected. read more …


Tuesday, 13. January 2015
Forest Stewardship Council Announces New Board Chair

Anthony Sebastian (© FSC A.C.)© FSC A.C.Malaysian environmentalist, Anthony Sebastian, has been appointed as the Chairman of the International Board of Directors of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Sebastian’s term of office runs from 10 November 2014 to 10 November 2015. read more …


Wednesday, 31. December 2014
FSC has requested a six-month extension for a suspended certificate held by Resolute Forest Products in Lac St-Jean, Quebec

Bonn, Germany / Montreal, Canada - 30 December 2014. FSC has requested a six-month extension to be granted by the certification body Rainforest Alliance for a suspended forest certificate held by Resolute Forests Products (RA-FM/COC-005956) in Lac St-Jean, Quebec. The deadline for the suspension of this certificate is extended from January 2 to July 2, 2015. read more …


Thursday, 18. December 2014
FSC Issues Advice Note as First Step to Ensure System Remains Transparent following Resolute FP Canada legal action

Bonn, Germany/Montreal, Canada (18 December 2014) Today, the Forest Stewardship Council has issued a new Advice Note to prevent situations where an FSC certificate is upheld without having a basis in a valid certification decision by an independent third-party certification body. This action follows the legal action by Resolute Forest Products against Rainforest Alliance to prevent an audit report from being published. read more …


Friday, 12. December 2014
COP20 update: FSC® affirms timber legality is just the beginning for a sustainable future

11 December 2014 (Lima, Peru) – Today, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) joined the Peruvian National Forest and Wildlife Service (SERFOR)’s ‘I support legal timber’ campaign. Peru’s Environment Minister, Manuel Pulgar, acting in his capacity as President of COP20, identified timber legality as a critical issue at this year’s global meeting. read more …


Friday, 12. December 2014
Peruvian indigenous communities help to neutralise the carbon footprint of major sustainability event

Indigenous communities located in Ucayali, Peru have agreed to compensate for the carbon footprint of an international event organised by the Forest Stewardship Council®read more …



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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).

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