Technical Updates

Tuesday, 13. October 2015
Volunteers wanted for Technical Working Group

FSC Open Call (© FSC GD)© FSC GDThe Ecosystem Services Program of FSC International is looking for FSC stakeholders to join the Technical Working Group that will develop a new procedural document, Demonstrating the Impact of Forest Stewardship on Ecosystem Services (FSC-PRO-30-002). The deadline for applications is 31 October 2015. read more …

Friday, 02. October 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 …

Friday, 02. October 2015
Webinar: Consultation on FSC Chain of Custody Standard Draft Explained

Webinar (© FSC AC)© FSC ACTo better share information on the changes being proposed to the FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) Certification (FSC-STD-40-004), a recorded webinar is now available to stakeholders. read more …

Thursday, 17. September 2015
FSC takes a closer look at the scope of forest conversion rules

FSC takes a closer look at the scope of forest conversion rulesAs stipulated by Policy Motion 12 of the 2014 Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) General Assembly (GA), a working group tasked with reviewing FSC conversion rules has met in Bonn, Germany, to explore new possibilities for improving the management, restoration and conservation of forest areas that are currently not certifiable. 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 …

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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