Technical Updates

Monday, 16. November 2015
Volunteers Wanted for Ecosystem Services Marketing Advisory Committee

Technical News (© FSC GD)© FSC GDThe Ecosystem Services Programme of FSC International is currently looking for volunteers to advise on the development of ecosystem services promotional claims. The deadline for applications is 8 December 2015. read more …

Monday, 16. November 2015
The revised Requirements for Use of the FSC Trademarks by Certificate Holders is now open for public consultation

All stakeholders are invited to comment on the first draft of the revised STD-50-001 by 31 January 2016. read more …

Friday, 06. November 2015
FSC Publishes Revised Directive on Sourcing Controlled Wood to Ensure Consistency

Controlled Wood (© FSC GD)© FSC GDOn 4 November 2015, the Policy and Standards Director of FSC International Center approved a revised FSC Directive on FSC Controlled Wood (FSC-DIR-40-005), to standardize understanding and implementation of the requirements of the Standard for Company Evaluation of FSC Controlled Wood (FSC-STD-40-005 V2-1), to ensure it is in line with the rest of the FSC normative framework. read more …

Friday, 30. October 2015
Controlled Wood Risk Assessments Update – November 2015

Controlled Wood (© FSC GD)© FSC GDRecently, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) approved seven proposals for national risk assessments, and published a schedule for all controlled wood risk assessments to be conducted between 2015 and 2017. read more …

Friday, 16. October 2015
FSC to clarify criteria of Principle 9 related to high conservation values

Calleria (© FSC GD / Christian Irrgang)© FSC GD / Christian IrrgangTo address Policy Motion 65 of the 2014 general assembly, a technical working group (TWG) will develop good practice guidelines for maintaining and protecting high conservation values (HCVs) in FSC-certified forests – including intact forest landscapes (IFLs) – that have particularly great importance for social or environmental reasons. The working group met for the first time in Bonn, Germany on 6–9 October 2015. read more …

Friday, 16. October 2015
FSC Publishes New Advice Note Regarding Pre-consumer Reclaimed Paper

Chain of CustodyToday, 16 October 2015, FSC published a new advice note within the FSC Directive on Chain of Custody Certification (FSC-DIR-40-004). read more …

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