Contribute your perspective on High Value Forests!

FSC International, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), the University of Liège and Biotope are interested to hear your perspectives and opinions on their collaboration plan for a global discussion on High Value Forests. We invite FSC members, stakeholders and staff to fill the … Continue reading Contribute your perspective on High Value Forests!

FSC Blocks Organisations With False Claims in Bamboo Supply Chain

In a recent review, FSC has uncovered several companies deliberately carried false claims and were terminated in the bamboo supply chain transaction verification, but came back with new certificates. Considering the substantial integrity risks exposed, FSC has decided to terminate and block the companies from certification for the foreseeable future. FSC has terminated and blocked the … Continue reading FSC Blocks Organisations With False Claims in Bamboo Supply Chain

Animating the New Indonesia NFSS

The recent launch of Indonesia’s National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) is a symbol of FSC’s efforts to encourage and expand sustainable forest management in this country renowned for its rich tropical forests. The standard was developed in a multi-stakeholder manner and was specifically adapted to Indonesia’s unique forest management conditions, taking into account economic, environmental … Continue reading Animating the New Indonesia NFSS

China Forest Verifies Positive Impacts through New FSC Procedure

FSC’s Ecosystem Services Procedure confirms the positive environmental impacts of 16,300 ha of forest in southeast China A small village inside Shunchang forest farm Shunchang, a state-owned forest farm located in China’s southeast, recently becomes the first forest farm in China to adopt the Forest Stewardship Council’s Ecosystem Services Procedure to verify its positive impacts … Continue reading China Forest Verifies Positive Impacts through New FSC Procedure

Action Taken on Potential Fraud in Plywood Supply Chains

FSC has suspended and terminated several FSC certificates in the plywood supply chain. This move comes after systematic violations of FSC certification requirements were uncovered in an extensive investigation by ASI and FSC into plywood supply chains using tropical face veneers. The violations were made by companies that were trading non-certified plywood products as certified.  … Continue reading Action Taken on Potential Fraud in Plywood Supply Chains

FSC Officially Launches National Forest Stewardship Standard for Indonesia

The standard, adapted to local geographic and forest management conditions, will encourage and expand sustainable forest management across Indonesia 15 December 2020, Bogor, Indonesia – Today, the Forest Stewardship Council Indonesia (FSC Indonesia) held an event to officially launch the National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) for Indonesia. The event, held both virtually and physically, marked … Continue reading FSC Officially Launches National Forest Stewardship Standard for Indonesia

Invitation: FSC Webinar on the Baseline Assessment of APRIL

On the 7th and 9th of December, FSC will be hosting two webinars on the APRIL baseline assessment. In 2013, Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Ltd. Group (APRIL) was accused by Greenpeace, WWF-Indonesia and Rainforest Action Network of being involved in large-scale deforestation activities in Indonesia and bringing negative social and environmental impacts to areas … Continue reading Invitation: FSC Webinar on the Baseline Assessment of APRIL

FSC Celebrates Forests for All Together on FSC Friday

Photo by Rahmat from The Borneo Initiative After a year of worldwide climate protests, Earth Day 2020 – the 50th anniversary of this important day – was poised to be a defining moment in the fight against climate change. But a global pandemic eclipsed the celebrations with uncertainty and fear, as nations battled to "flatten … Continue reading FSC Celebrates Forests for All Together on FSC Friday

Third Public Consultation to Finalise FSC Policy on Conversion

FSC has decided to launch a third public consultation to further develop and finalise the FSC Policy on Conversion. This 60-day consultation is now open and available through the FSC consultation platform until 6 November 2020. Please participate! The previous consultation on the second draft of FSC-POL-01-007 V1-0 D2-0 FSC Policy on Conversion ended in … Continue reading Third Public Consultation to Finalise FSC Policy on Conversion