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Friday, 20. September 2013
Three weeks to go until FSC’s ‘In Good Company’ event. Join us!

In Good Company with FSC‘In Good Company’ is FSC International’s annual global conference to engage with the private sector. The event brings together FSC’s key business partners, environmental and social non-governmental organizations (NGOs), FSC representatives from around the globe as well as organizations and companies that are new to FSC. Participants will gain expert perspectives on corporate social responsibility, certification, ‘green washing’, NGO collaborations, and how labeling schemes can be part of a brand. read more …

Friday, 20. September 2013
FSC highlights the importance of smallholder certification

© Ikuo OtaThe recent International Joint Conference on ‘Small-scale Forestry’ and ‘Gender and Forestry’ focused on ‘Future Directions for Small-scale and Community-based Forestry’ as its main theme. FSC highlighted the importance of smallholder certification during discussions and its poster presentation; the theoretical background and definitions for these themes were also analyzed and shared at the event. read more …

Wednesday, 18. September 2013
Consultation on Controlled Wood standards

Logged woodFSC-STD-40-005 and FSC-STD-30-010 read more …

Wednesday, 18. September 2013
FSC Denmark Design Award winners explore the ‘FSC side’ of China

© FSC DenmarkAnne Nørbjerg and Sanne Kyed, the Danish winners of the 2012 FSC Design Award, recently travelled to China – their prize for designing the ‘DryUnder’, a combined balcony table and clothes drying rack. During the trip, they visited a workshop in Shengzhou, an FSC certified forest and an IKEA factory where furniture is made using FSC certified wood. The FSC Design Award is an annual competition for Danish design and architect students, organized by FSC Denmark. read more …

Friday, 06. September 2013
HSH new paper policy favors FSC certified products

FSC certified boxes and wrapping paper for the Peninsula MooncakesIn 2012, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels (HSH), the parent company of The Peninsula Hotels, launched a new paper policy. The policy outlined their goal to have 100 percent of their paper purchases from certified sustainable sources, with FSC as the preferred standard. read more …

Friday, 06. September 2013
FSC in high profile at the 2013 International Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference in Bali

©Kamaluddin Prawiranegara:CIFOROn 26–30 August 2013, the 6th International Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) conference took place in Bali, Indonesia. As a major policy-maker on ecosystem services management, FSC alongside the ForCES project team, showcased its work in carbon, water and biodiversity stewardship and monitoring. Future challenges were also outlined by the team, such as the valuation and quantification of ecosystem services in certified forests. read more …

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