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

Collection of FSC policy responses to COVID-19 published

COVID-19 has presented FSC with many challenges, the most important of which is to protect the health of certificate holders and auditors at the frontline of our work, while maintaining FSC’s mission to take care of the world’s forests. Combining these two vital components – protection of staff and forests – with the willingness to … Continue reading Collection of FSC policy responses to COVID-19 published

FSC China launches strategic media cooperation with LOHAS lifestyle channel

LOHAS, short for ‘lifestyle of health and safety’, is a lifestyle media outlet in China with over 1.5 million social media followers and a printed magazine circulation of over 500,000 per edition. FSC China began our partnership with LOHAS this year with a poster published on 22 April, Earth Day, encouraging consumers to choose sustainable … Continue reading FSC China launches strategic media cooperation with LOHAS lifestyle channel

Oak Flooring Supply Chain Transaction Verification Results

FSC and its accreditation body Assurance Services International (ASI) have have gathered and are now analyzing data around the oak flooring transaction verification they conducted in 2019. What are the key data found so far? The first data indicate that active oak flooring processors are mainly located in Asia and Eastern Europe. China is the … 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