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

Support Responsible Forestry on FSC Friday 2020

On 25 September 2020, the Forest Stewardship Council will once again be hosting FSC Friday. This is an annual event held to raise awareness for FSC by encouraging consumers, companies, communities, and stakeholders to share their commitment to FSC and responsible forestry – whether through forest management practices, or through sourcing and buying FSC certified … Continue reading Support Responsible Forestry on FSC Friday 2020

Philippines Launches FSC Interim National Standard

This interim national standard will become effective on 01 December 2020. FSC approved the interim national standard (INS) of Philippines on 16 March 2020. It applies to all types of organizations – including small and low-intensity managed forests (SLIMF) – working in plantations only. The INS does not apply to non-timber forest products. The INS … Continue reading Philippines Launches FSC Interim National Standard

National Forest Stewardship Standard for Japan Version 1.1 Approved

This version 1.1 becomes effective on 01 December 2020. The unscheduled partial revision of the Japanese standard focuses on the incorporation of new indicators of the international generic indicators version 2.0 and on the addition of specific indicators (and other respective requirements) for non-timber forest products. The high conservation values national framework for this version … Continue reading National Forest Stewardship Standard for Japan Version 1.1 Approved

PT. Ratah Timber Gains Ecosystem Services Certification

Forest on the watershed of the Ratah River. Photo credit: Bantista Adies Kuncahyo Earlier this summer, PT. Ratah Timber, an FSC certificate holder in Indonesia, was officially verified for the Biodiversity Conservation portion of its FSC Ecosystem Services claim. Located in East Kalimantan on Borneo Island in Indonesia, the company first obtained permission for a … Continue reading PT. Ratah Timber Gains Ecosystem Services Certification

FSC Publishes the Interim National Standard for Cambodia

Good news! The interim national standard (INS) for the Kingdom of Cambodia will be effective on 21 October 2020. The INS applies to all types of organisations, including small and low-intensity managed forests (SLIMF) and all types of forests. It also applies to seven types of non-timber forest products, which are listed under the section … Continue reading FSC Publishes the Interim National Standard for Cambodia

Transaction Verification in the Mangifera and Dalbergia Supply Chains

FSC will introduce worldwide transaction verification for the Mangifera and Dalbergia supply chains from 1 July until 30 August 2020. Selected businesses are required to perform the transaction verification for all FSC product claims related to Mangifera and Dalbergia genera for the entire 2019 year. Their certification body will notify them directly by 1 August … Continue reading Transaction Verification in the Mangifera and Dalbergia Supply Chains

FSC extends the consultation period for the APAC Regional Forest Stewardship Standard for Smallholders

The consultation period regarding the content of the FSC Regional Forest Stewardship Standard for Smallholders Version 1-0 Draft 2-0 (RFSS) has been extended until 15 July 2020. Originally due to end on 22 June, the project team received multiple requests to extend the public consultation phase due to challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. After … Continue reading FSC extends the consultation period for the APAC Regional Forest Stewardship Standard for Smallholders