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Thursday, 07. November 2013
Two weeks to go until FSC’s First Iberian FSC Business Encounter

First Iberian FSC Business EncounterAs companies continue to grow globally, so does the reach of FSC’s activities - which is why in the First Iberian FSC Business Encounter we will provide companies with the tools, connections and proactive solutions to take their sustainability programs to the next level. read more …

Thursday, 07. November 2013
European initiative to accelerate the responsibly sourced tropical timber market

Amsterdam, 6th November: Almost 40 organizations commit to join the European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (European STTC) (© Marc van der Kort)© Marc van der KortOn 6th November, over forty private and public organizations jointly launched the European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (European STTC ). The coalition aims to increase European demand for timber from sustainably managed tropical forests. Hans Stout, program director IDH: "We need to increase responsibly sourced tropical timber to protect the existing tropical forests and their inhabitants. The European STTC will boost demand at European level to create a business case for sustainable forest management.” read more …

Tuesday, 05. November 2013
Press Release: FSC Permanent Indigenous Peoples Committee Holds Inaugural Meeting

FSC Permanent Indigenous Peoples Committee Holds Inaugural MeetingOTTAWA – The Permanent Indigenous Peoples Committee (PIPC) held its inaugural meeting to explore ways to strengthen and renew engagement of Indigenous Peoples in the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Created by the FSC membership during the 2011 General Assembly, the PIPC has held a series of five regional meetings over the past eighteen months in preparation for the start-up gathering which occurred 28-30 October 2013. read more …

Tuesday, 05. November 2013
Global Forest Products Companies Come Together to Support Forest Certification

Global Forest Products Companies Come Together to Support Forest Certification (©©, 4 November 2013 – In an unprecedented show of support from the private sector for forest certification, 26 of the world’s leading companies along the forest products value chain released a leadership statement today, committing to significantly scale up sustainable forest management. read more …

Monday, 04. November 2013
Update on the disassociation of the Forest Stewardship Council from Asia Pulp and Paper (APP)

In October 2007, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) disassociated from the Indonesian company Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). The decision was due to substantial publicly available information that APP was involved in destructive forestry practices. The FSC Board of Directors extended the scope of the disassociation to those entities for which the FSC Secretariat had evidence of control by APP as the majority shareholder. Certificate holders affected by this decision had their certificates terminated and were no longer able to use the FSC trademarks. read more …

Monday, 04. November 2013
Invitation: Webinar for Consulted Standards and revision of Controlled Wood Standard

WebinarThe FSC Policy and Standards Unit (PSU) invites stakeholders to participate in a webinar dedicated to the Consulted Standards (FSC-STD-40-005 and FSC-STD-30-010) and the revision of the standard on Controlled Wood. The webinar will take place on 15 November 2013 at 18:00 – 19:30 Central European Time (GMT +1). read more …

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