The World’s First FSC-Certified Tyre Becomes a Reality Thanks to Pirelli and the BMW Group

In 1888, the invention of the rubber tyre forever changed the way we travel. Today, Pirelli is changing the way rubber tyres are sourced. The new Pirelli P ZERO tyre is the first to use FSC-certified natural rubber and rayon as well as other materials, and will be equipped on the BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid … Continue reading The World’s First FSC-Certified Tyre Becomes a Reality Thanks to Pirelli and the BMW Group

FSC Publishes the Interim National Standard of Sri Lanka

The Interim National Standard (INS) of Sri Lanka has been adapted at the national level to reflect the diverse legal, social, and geographical conditions of forests and plantations in Sri Lanka and will become effective on 1 August 2021. The standard can be used for both state and private sector organizations working in natural forests … Continue reading FSC Publishes the Interim National Standard of Sri Lanka

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