Oak Flooring Supply Chain Transaction Verification Results

FSC and its accreditation body Assurance Services International (ASI) have released the results of the oak flooring transaction verification they conducted in 2019. What are the results of the verification? Preliminary results indicate that active oak flooring processors are mainly located in Asia and Eastern Europe. China is the largest processing market, followed by Ukraine, … Continue reading Oak Flooring Supply Chain Transaction Verification Results

Engaging the youth of Indonesia in their roles, responsibilities and real action for sustainability

On 19 May, FSC Indonesia held a Youth Talk with Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and the Rainforest Alliance (RA). This virtual talk show, hosted by the University of North Sumatera (USU), was aimed at students and millennials between 18 and 25 years old and was broadcast through Google Meet and a YouTube livestream. The … Continue reading Engaging the youth of Indonesia in their roles, responsibilities and real action for sustainability

A constructive achievement: FSC’s first full-project certification in Japan for a new detached house

Minamisanriku, a town in northeastern Japan that was essentially destroyed during the Great East Japan Earthquake of 11 March 2011, has just made history for more positive reasons: the town is now home to Japan's first full-project FSC-certified new detached house: the “Minamisanriku Cedar House”. The Cedar House uses 98% FSC-certified materials. Holding certificate number … Continue reading A constructive achievement: FSC’s first full-project certification in Japan for a new detached house

The first draft of the Thailand National Forest Stewardship Standard is now available for your comment!

The Standard Development Group for Thailand is delighted to share with you some excellent news: the first draft the Thailand National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) is now ready for your comments. This is the first opportunity there has been in the drafting process for stakeholders to make comments prior to the adjustment of the standard … Continue reading The first draft of the Thailand National Forest Stewardship Standard is now available for your comment!

FSC Acts on Potential Fraud in Paulownia Wood Supply Chain

Following an extensive investigation into Paulownia supply chains, FSC has taken initial action against a number of companies that were found to have traded non-certified Paulownia as FSC certified. These companies are subject to termination or suspension of their trademark licenses or further investigations. The terminated certificate is: • Dongming Sanxin Wood Industry Co., Ltd: … Continue reading FSC Acts on Potential Fraud in Paulownia Wood Supply Chain

FSC Charcoal Supply Chain Issues Addressed

FSC recently released statistics that show violations of FSC certification requirements or errors in our charcoal supply chain have been significantly reduced. This news follows an FSC and Assurance Services International investigation conducted in 2018 into alleged problems in the charcoal supply chain, after stakeholders had reported that non-conforming charcoal carrying the FSC label had … Continue reading FSC Charcoal Supply Chain Issues Addressed

FSC Releases National Forest Stewardship Standard for Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam – On 7 January, the Vietnam office of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) officially launched the National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) for Vietnam. This was a milestone day for FSC, for the Vietnamese forestry sector and for forests around the world. With Vietnam being one of the largest forestry product-exporting countries in Asia, … Continue reading FSC Releases National Forest Stewardship Standard for Vietnam