Technical Updates

Friday, 06. June 2014
Transfer procedure approved: a step closer to harmonizing FSC national standards

PSU Update (©© sxc.huThe FSC Policy and Standards Unit and the Transfer Procedure Working Group have approved the formal framework (FSC-PRO-60-006) for the transfer process of national standards to the FSC Principles and Criteria Version 5. read more …

Wednesday, 04. June 2014
The Online Claims Platform Webinars for our certificate holders

© FSC A.C.The Online Claims Platform (OCP) Webinars are available to all FSC certificate holders and any other stakeholders who are interested in learning more about the OCP or how to test the OCP. read more …

Friday, 23. May 2014
Consultation on Controlled Wood interim measures

© FSC A.C.Between 23 May and 23 July 2013, FSC held a consultation on a set of advice notes on Controlled Wood (CW). The advice notes are interim measures that are effective during the ongoing revision of the CW system. read more …

Friday, 23. May 2014
Webinars for the 2nd round of stakeholder consultation in the current Controlled Wood revision process

© FSC A.C.The FSC policy and standards unit (PSU) invites stakeholders to participate in webinars dedicated the current revision of the Controlled Wood system. The webinars coincide with the second round of stakeholder consultation, which is currently taking place. The webinars have three different topics, and each will be held separately in English and Spanish. read more …

Friday, 16. May 2014
Consultation: Amendment of advice notes about ‘Applicable National and Local Laws and Regulations’

© FSC A.C.FSC is seeking stakeholder feedback on proposed amendments to three separate FSC Advice Notes regarding ‘Applicable National and Local Laws and Regulations’. The amendments have been proposed as part of the continual alignment of the FSC system with national and international legislation – such as the European Union (EU) Timber Regulation and the US Lacey Act – aimed at preventing the trade of wood produced by illegal logging. read more …

Friday, 09. May 2014
New study: Certification can help mitigate risk of illegal imports to the EU

Last month, the UK’s Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, published a study investigating the role of certification in the due diligence schemes required by the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR). In particular, Certified Products and EUTR Compliance in the Furniture Sector explores how certification can help mitigate the high risk of importing Asian furniture produced with illegally harvested and traded timber. It focuses on FSC as the dominant certification scheme in this area. read more …

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