#FSCfriday2021 – Save our Forests. Save our Climate

What solutions will COP26 bring to the climate change debate? The world waits with bated breath as the international score card will be completed on signatories’ progress in achieving their climate change goals. As the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and its supporters celebrate its international name day, FSC Friday, on 24 September, FSC reconfirms its … Continue reading #FSCfriday2021 – Save our Forests. Save our Climate

Dr Suresh Gairola joins FSC India as Country Director

Dr Suresh Gairola joined FSC Regional Office Asia Pacific on 01 July 2021. He provides together with the Regional Director Asia Pacific vision and leadership to FSC India. Dr Gairola will drive the promotion and development of the FSC systems in the country and ensure its presence, acceptance, and reputation in India's forestry sector. Dr … Continue reading Dr Suresh Gairola joins FSC India as Country Director

Counterfeit FSC Certificates Identified in India

FSC received information that two United Kingdom-registered entities, UK Merit Assessments Ltd. and United Accredium Certification and Inspection Limited, posed as authentic certification bodies and provided counterfeit FSC certificates in the Indian market. The above-mentioned entities are not Assurance Services International (ASI) accredited FSC certification bodies. To find an accredited certification body, go to ASI 's Find a CAB  or … Continue reading Counterfeit FSC Certificates Identified in India

Save the date: Celebrate FSC Friday on September 24

SAVE OUR FORESTS. SAVE OUR CLIMATE. On September 24, 2021 we celebrate "FSC Friday" . This year we will raise global awareness of the importance of responsible forest management and the important interplay between climate change and forests. As part of this annual awareness day, FSC aims to encourage and support consumers, businesses, communities and … Continue reading Save the date: Celebrate FSC Friday on September 24

Blocked Company Seeks FSC Certification through New Entities

[APAC – July 2021] FSC takes action against Chinese bamboo manufacturer with terminated certificate, after applying for a new certificate through new companies to avoid implementing corrective measures. FSC’s investigations into bamboo supply chains revealed the involvement of Wuyishan Yangguang Bamboo Products Co., Ltd in deliberate false claims. The company was terminated on 2018-10-10 by … Continue reading Blocked Company Seeks FSC Certification through New Entities

Updates on Transaction Verification in Asian Wood Pellet Supply Chains

FSC transaction verification for wood pellets is underway [APAC, July 2021] Verification of transactions along the FSC wood pellet supply chain is underway in parts of Asia. This is FSC’s response to previously identifying wood pellets produced in Vietnam and Thailand, and exported to other East Asian countries, as high risk products. Transaction verification is … Continue reading Updates on Transaction Verification in Asian Wood Pellet Supply Chains

Job Opportunity: FSC China – Public Affairs Director

Public Affairs Director Level: Director Location: Beijing, China The Scope The FSC China Public Affairs Director is responsible for positioning and advocating for FSC’s interests in China, particularly with public institutions. The Director engages stakeholders and manages relationships that ultimately result in the successful implementation of FSC’s strategy for China. The Director acts as a … Continue reading Job Opportunity: FSC China – Public Affairs Director

We’re hiring – Regional Policy Manager, Asia-Pacific Region

Level -Manager Location Asia-Pacific (near travel hub) Deadline for application - June 30, 2021 Application Link: https://fsc.org/en/work-for-us/regional-policy-manager-asia-pacific-region-mfd The Mission FSC works to take care of our forests and those who rely on them: by protecting plant and animal species, Indigenous Peoples’ rights, forest workers’ safety, and much more. We achieve this through FSC certification, ensuring forests around the … Continue reading We’re hiring – Regional Policy Manager, Asia-Pacific Region

Public Consultation Open: Share Your Feedback on the FSC Policy for Association

FSC’s Policy for Association is a vital tool to protect the integrity and reputation of the FSC system.  Under the policy, anyone who joins FSC commits to avoid engaging in destructive activities, like deforestation or human rights violations, that go against FSC’s mission and values.  Now, after ten years, the policy is about to be revised to make it even more useful – and we want your opinion on … Continue reading Public Consultation Open: Share Your Feedback on the FSC Policy for Association