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Thursday, 05. December 2013
Save the date – World Forests Summit 2014

World Forests Summit 2014Unlocking the true potential of forests – How can forests be managed financially but also sustainably?
20 March 2014
Grand Hôtel, Stockholm read more …

Wednesday, 04. December 2013
Update on Resolution of ILO Self-Declaration Issue

Self declaration (© Juan Carlos)© Juan CarlosBONN, Germany, 04 December 2013 – On 13 November 2013, the FSC International Board of Directors agreed on a process to resolve the ongoing issue of disagreements on the Self-Declaration on compliance with fundamental workers’ rights (as expressed in the ILO Core Conventions and defined in the 1998 ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work). read more …

Tuesday, 03. December 2013
Discussion Paper on Pre-consumer Reclaimed Paper Fibre for Consultation

Paperboard pictureFSC invites public comment on a study investigating FSC’s approach to placing and valuing pre-consumer reclaimed paper fibre within FSC certified products. read more …

Thursday, 28. November 2013
Role of FSC certification in the tropics highlighted in side event at the International Tropical Timber Council

© FSC A.C.28 November 2013. Yesterday the FSC official side event, ‘FSC certification to respond to global sustainability and legality demands,’ took place at the 49th Session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) in Libreville, Gabon. Moderated by John Hontelez, FSC Chief Advocacy Officer, the session brought together a seasoned group of panelists who addressed issues such as compliance with timber legality legislation, opportunities and barriers in FSC certification in tropical countries, the role of governments, and special efforts that can help smallholders to enjoy the benefits of certification. read more …

Friday, 22. November 2013
Countdown for the second draft IGIs

The FSC International Generic Indicator (IGI) Group met in October in Lisbon to agree on the final steps towards the second draft of the IGIs. Two sub-groups of its members are working in parallel to finalize the new draft, while another sub-group is focused on engagement tools for the second public consultation. There is high expectation and willingness to comment on this second draft of the IGIs, which is expected to be sent to the Network Partners in December. read more …

Friday, 22. November 2013
Three days to go until the Responsible Business Forum

Three days to go until the Responsible Business ForumThe Responsible Business Forum held at Marina Bay Sands on 25 and 26 November, will provide the backdrop to high-level discussions across six sectors – agriculture & forestry, palm oil, consumer goods, financial services, building & urban infrastructure and energy. Global thought leaders, senior government and business decision-makers will speak on the latest trends in sustainable development and the green economy in order to drive commitments and policy recommendations. read more …

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