FSC Malaysia Joins Efforts to Establish a National CSO Alliance for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

A one-day event was held in Kuching on 28 July 2018, bringing together 150 people representing 45 civil society organisations (CSOs) from across the East Malaysian State of Sarawak. The event was also attended by interested members of the public, research institutions and universities. Its primary purpose was to introduce the UNSDGs, and bring a … Continue reading FSC Malaysia Joins Efforts to Establish a National CSO Alliance for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Interview with Dr Bhishma P. Subedi, Chair to Nepal’s FSC Standard Development Group

As Nepal’s FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) is approved without conditions, which is the first in the Asia Pacific, Dr Bhishma shares with FSC APAC the experience of the standard development process, his motivations, and what he anticipates FSC national standards can offer to Nepal.   How did you first get in touch with … Continue reading Interview with Dr Bhishma P. Subedi, Chair to Nepal’s FSC Standard Development Group

FSC International Managing Director Visits Beijing and Taipei, Receiving Overwhelming Support

In June, FSC International’s Managing Director Kim Carstensen visited China and Taipei to attend conferences and meet with stakeholders in the region. One of the key events Carstensen attended was the 2018 Global Bamboo And Rattan Congress (BARC) held in Beijing. The conference aimed to promote sustainable development of the bamboo industry and create an … Continue reading FSC International Managing Director Visits Beijing and Taipei, Receiving Overwhelming Support

Tackling the Supply Chain Fraud: FSC Terminates, Suspends or Issues Major Warnings to All Bamboo Certificate Holders Who Were Found to Make False Claims in the Asia Pacific Region

The action came after the conclusion of the preliminary investigation of Transaction Verification (TV)*, a global initiative by FSC® and Accreditation Services International (ASI) started in 2017.  Its aim is to expose fraudulent activities and errors of FSC along the supply chains. The preliminary investigation covered nearly 1,300 FSC certificate holders (CHs) and seven global … Continue reading Tackling the Supply Chain Fraud: FSC Terminates, Suspends or Issues Major Warnings to All Bamboo Certificate Holders Who Were Found to Make False Claims in the Asia Pacific Region

FSC China’s Calibration Meeting on its Upcoming National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS) Successfully Held in Fujian

Hosted in Shunchang, Nanping in Fujian, the purpose of the calibration meeting held on 11-14 June is to let auditors of Chinese certificate bodies familiarise and have a better understanding with the new Chinese National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS), which is conditionally approved in 2016 and will be implemented in due course. Participants included auditors … Continue reading FSC China’s Calibration Meeting on its Upcoming National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS) Successfully Held in Fujian

Event on boosting trade of Indonesia’s certified wood products successfully held in Jakarta

To improve the market access and trade for sustainable wood from Indonesia, FSC cooperated with APHI (Asosiasi Profesi Hukum Indonesia) and The Borneo Initiative (TBI) and support its the fourth International Trade Event on 6 March 2018 in Hotel Mulia Jakarta. It attracted more than 100 participants, including government representatives, international buyers, forest concession and … Continue reading Event on boosting trade of Indonesia’s certified wood products successfully held in Jakarta

FSC welcomes Thai Government’s support on certifying rubber under FSC certification scheme

In mid-January, the Thai government made a significant pledge: to support smallholder rubber planters to comply with the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The decision was made after a collective call from various rubber associations with the support from The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, saying their members have received increasing requests from … Continue reading FSC welcomes Thai Government’s support on certifying rubber under FSC certification scheme