FSC Asia Pacific Regional Director Adam Beaumont to Leave Role

Head of Market Development Jayco Fung to assume the role as acting director from 2 Feb 2019 Adam Beaumont, Asia Pacific Regional Director of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), will step down from the role on 1 February. As a trained Forest Scientist with an environmental law background, Beaumont joined FSC Australia and New Zealand as … Continue reading FSC Asia Pacific Regional Director Adam Beaumont to Leave Role

FSC Indonesia Collaborates with Indonesian Forest Management Association for Joint Seminar

Focus on preserving fresh water sources in forest concessions through soil and water conservation Watersheds are important source of fresh water. Given that they are essential to the survival of life of humans, animals and plants, they must be preserved. In mid-January 2019, the Indonesian Forest Management Association (APHI) and FSC Indonesia held a joint … Continue reading FSC Indonesia Collaborates with Indonesian Forest Management Association for Joint Seminar

Renowned Architect Kengo Kuma and Isetan Mitsukoshi Choose FSC

Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. reopened its flagship Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi department store, after a face-lift that includes a new first floor designed by internationally-famous architect Kengo Kuma and manufactured by IMPD Construction/ Design division. Themed “Bright and White Forests”, the tree crown-inspired information counters were made of FSC-certified wood, as well as the centre hall reception of … Continue reading Renowned Architect Kengo Kuma and Isetan Mitsukoshi Choose FSC

Effort Pays Off for Consultation Roadshows on FSC’s National Standards in Indonesia

To better solicit stakeholders’ feedbacks for the second Draft of Indonesian National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS), FSC Indonesia held its public consultation roadshows from late November to December, spanning across Riau, Yogyakarta/Central Java, Kalimantan, and Papua. Opened by Rulita Wijayaningdyah, FSC International’s Chairperson, the final public consultation meeting was concluded at Jakarta on 10 December … Continue reading Effort Pays Off for Consultation Roadshows on FSC’s National Standards in Indonesia

FSC Asia Pacific x UPM Raflatac “High Tea” Seminar Successfully Held in Hong Kong

On 5 December, FSC Asia Pacific and UPM Raflatac held a seminar entitled “Promoting Responsible Value Chains in Paper Products with Brands and Retailers”, which aimed to provide an occasion for businesses to learn more about the importance of sourcing products with responsible value chains. Phil Guillery, FSC International’s Supply Chain Integrity Director, gave a … Continue reading FSC Asia Pacific x UPM Raflatac “High Tea” Seminar Successfully Held in Hong Kong

FSC Australia Hosts Chinese State and Provincial Forestry Delegation

FSC Australia held an information session for the Chinese State and Provincial forestry delegation, which composed of 18 government officials and academics in the forestry and environmental sector.  The main themes are about the development of forest management standards, the FSC experience and benefits, and the drivers and incentives for certification. Adam Beaumont, APAC Regional … Continue reading FSC Australia Hosts Chinese State and Provincial Forestry Delegation

Let us hear you! Public Consultation now opens for the latest draft of Indonesian National Forest Stewardship Standards(NFSS)

The latest Indonesian NFSS Draft 3.0 (aka SDG(Standard Development Group)Standard in Indonesia) is finally launched. The 60 days online public consultation has started from 26 November 2018 to 25 January 2019.   The development process of NFSS in Indonesia began in 2014 with the establishment of the Standard Development Group(SDG). The SDG Team is led by … Continue reading Let us hear you! Public Consultation now opens for the latest draft of Indonesian National Forest Stewardship Standards(NFSS)

FSC Asia Pacific Business Forum successfully held in Mumbai, India

The second FSC Asia Pacific Business Forum was held on 25-26 September 2018 in Mumbai, India, attracted nearly 100 participants to attend. Titled “Promoting Responsible Value Chains in Forest Products with Brands and Retailers”, this year’s Forum focused on the increasing importance of responsible value chains in forest products and look into possible means for … Continue reading FSC Asia Pacific Business Forum successfully held in Mumbai, India

FSC Director General Visits South Korea – Photo Highlights

Prior to attending the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)’s 73rd Annual Conference in Bangkok, FSC Director General Kim Carstensen visited South Korea with Adam Beaumont, Regional Director, FSC Asia Pacific and Jayco Fung, Market Development Manager in late October to meet with key stakeholders in the country. See below for the photo highlights. … Continue reading FSC Director General Visits South Korea – Photo Highlights

Australia sees its first FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard

The first-of-its-kind standard brought together the environmental, social, and industry stakeholders to reach a consensus of what sustainable forestry should go forward in the country based on the local context. Five years in the making, FSC has launched the Australian FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard — a true milestone for the industry and the community. … Continue reading Australia sees its first FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard