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Monday, 31. August 2015
Wanted: Technical Advisors to the FSC Pesticides Committee

FSC Open Call (© FSC GD)© FSC GDThe Policy and Standards Unit (PSU) at FSC International is pleased to invite experts on pesticides and integrated pest management in forests to submit their applications by 13 October 2015. read more …

Monday, 31. August 2015
Trustworthy, unique and innovative: the FSC brand in Italy

Trustworthy, unique and innovative: the FSC brand in Italy (© FSC Italy)© FSC ItalyRecently published consumer research shows that FSC is the best-known forest certification brand in Italy. Nearly half of the survey respondents (49%) were familiar with the FSC brand, with awareness reaching 67% among 25–34-year-olds. read more …

Monday, 31. August 2015
The FSC Chain of Custody standard: draft released for second consultation

Chain of CustodyThe second draft of the Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard (FSC-STD-40-004) is open for consultation from 1 September 2015. This revised draft is accompanied by a discussion paper that proposes a range of options to provide better assurance for FSC transactions between FSC Certificate Holders. read more …

Friday, 28. August 2015
The global volume and market share of FSC-certified timber

The global volume and market share of FSC-certified timber (© FSC GD)© FSC GDFSC recently conducted a comprehensive study to estimate the global volume of FSC-certified wood harvested each year. read more …

Friday, 28. August 2015
A small Russian operator with a big impact

Victor Zosimovich Pankratov (© Victor Zosimovich Pankratov)© Victor Zosimovich PankratovVictor Pankratov walks through his 820-hectare forest near the north-eastern Russian city of Kirov every day. He does this because he wants to manage his forest in a hands-on way that will help grow his business and make a difference to other small operators. read more …

Thursday, 27. August 2015
Update on Controlled Wood Company Risk Assessments

Board Decision (© FSC G.D.)© FSC G.D.Bonn, Germany (28 August 2015) – Company risk assessments will no longer be eliminated on 31 December 2015, as previously communicated; rather company risk assessments will be phased out over time by replacing the current standard – that allows these risk assessments - with a revised standard – that after a transition period will no longer allow company risk assessments in their current form. read more …

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