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, 05. June 2014
FSC gets to The Root of the Matter on World Environment Day 2014

In its 20th year, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) will mark World Environment Day on Thursday 5 June with the launch of the blog, The Root of the Matter, by Director General, Kim Carstensen.  read more …

Monday, 02. June 2014
Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will use FSC’s Online Claims Platform (OCP) to verify materials are sourced responsibly

The Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games will soon begin using a new platform designed by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to ensure building materials used for construction of the Games facilities come from responsibly managed sources. read more …

Thursday, 22. May 2014

Save the date: FSC+20 Forum 8-10 September 2014 read more …

Tuesday, 15. April 2014
FSC to continue talks with APP on the potential for re-association

Bonn, Germany - The International Board of Directors of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has agreed to continue talks with the Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Group on the potential for re-association of APP with FSC. This decision follows the initial review of APP's performance during the FSC Board Meeting in March 2014. read more …

Thursday, 10. April 2014
FSC welcomes support for forest certification in sustainable development goals

Next year, the United Nations (UN) will adopt a set of new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A working group of governments is drafting a list of goals and targets for presentation to the UN plenary in September. In New York last week, representatives of several of these governments proposed the increase of forest certification as an SDG target, arguing that this would promote sustainable forest management globally. read more …

Monday, 07. April 2014
FSC certification leads to better conditions for the people of the Congo Basin

Two charcoal burners, Mathieu Atangana (right) and Fabrice Assomo (left), members of the local community living in Mbedoumou (Cameroon) are moving cut trees for burning (© Ollivier Girard for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR))© Ollivier Girard for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)A study released today illustrates that the people of the Congo Basin living in Forest Stewardship Council(FSC)-certified logging concessions are experiencing better social conditions than those living in non-certified areas. The report was compiled by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), with funding from CIFOR and WWF, and it demonstrated that the workers and their families living in FSC-certified areas experienced better working and living conditions than those in non-certified areas, including increased worker safety, better access to healthcare, and enhanced housing conditions. read more …

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