FSC calls for expression of interest for forest testing in India for the second draft of FSC National Standard

FSC India Standard Development Group has developed a second draft of the FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard of India in February 2018. This standard requires forest testing in accordance with the FSC requirements. Expressions of interest are sought from FSC accredited certification bodies to conduct the forest testing in two sites in India. Please find attached the following documents: (1) Call … Continue reading FSC calls for expression of interest for forest testing in India for the second draft of FSC National Standard

Labour of Love – the First Detached House in Japan Earns FSC Project Certification

A newly built detached house,  translated as “A House with Many Good Stories” from Japanese to English, was awarded by SA – Soil Association a Partial Project Certification for its use of FSC-certified materials in both the exterior walls and interior components of the building. The materials used for this project are domestic FSC-certified woods. It was … Continue reading Labour of Love – the First Detached House in Japan Earns FSC Project Certification

The inaugural FSC Asia Pacific Business Forum successfully held in Hanoi, Vietnam

FSC benefits both environment and businesses, says Deputy Director General of the Vietnam Forestry Administration. The demand for sourcing forestry products responsibly from the Asia Pacific region has increased exponentially. To bridge the gap between sourcing and supplying certified forestry products, Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC™) Asia Pacific held the first regional business forum entitled “Diversifying … Continue reading The inaugural FSC Asia Pacific Business Forum successfully held in Hanoi, Vietnam

Supplying the world with garden furniture, small forest owners in Vietnam could help end deforestation

Authored and first published by WWF International. In Central Vietnam hundreds of smallholders are joining forces to produce FSC-certified acacia used in outdoor furniture around the world, expanding the approach and making the business case for sustainability may be the best chance for saving forests in the Greater Mekong. The price of growth Vietnam’s forests … Continue reading Supplying the world with garden furniture, small forest owners in Vietnam could help end deforestation