Preliminary Results of Transaction Verification in Mangifera and Dalbergia Supply Chains

Recently, FSC mandated Assurance Service International (ASI) to conduct a preliminary analysis of transaction data from 2019, collected from 553 certificate holders through certification bodies. The analysis of over 2,000 sales and purchases transactions revealed several supply chains, representing a wide range of different product types. The preliminary analysis concluded that Mangifera supply chains pose a … Continue reading Preliminary Results of Transaction Verification in Mangifera and Dalbergia Supply Chains

FSC Roundtable with Tetra Pak and WWF Thailand Explores Food Packaging and Sustainability

Prasnee Tipraqsa, FSC’s Project Coordinator Greater Mekong (Thailand), recently attended a media roundtable with Tetra Pak, the processing and packaging solutions company, and WWF Thailand. The panellists discussed how future food packaging can help address pressing priorities for people and the planet. While food packaging plays a critical role in feeding the world, it also … Continue reading FSC Roundtable with Tetra Pak and WWF Thailand Explores Food Packaging and Sustainability

Transaction Verification in the Asia Wood Pellet Supply Chain

FSC has introduced transaction verification for wood pellets covering the major producer and consumer markets in Asia. Selected certificate holders in Asia are now required to participate in transaction verification for FSC wood pellets (W3.6 wood pellets) and all related transactions for the year 2020 (from 1st January to 31st December 2020). Companies will be … Continue reading Transaction Verification in the Asia Wood Pellet Supply Chain

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