FSC Unsung Heroes – Who’s Behind FSC? #4 Nick Capobianco, Green Marketing Concepts Australia

Nick Capobianco manages an auditing and consulting business called Green Marketing Concepts and is the Oceania representative for certification body SCS Global Services. He has been involved with FSC for more almost 15 years. FSC Australia’s Sanjeewani Pathirage spoke to Nick about his experience from developing Australia’s first FSC certified timber veneer panel products, to … Continue reading FSC Unsung Heroes – Who’s Behind FSC? #4 Nick Capobianco, Green Marketing Concepts Australia

FSC Unsung Heroes – Who’s Behind FSC? #3 Wang Yanyan, Senior Technical Officer, FSC China

The story of a young graduate growing together with FSC in China 11 years ago, Yanyan first came across FSC during post-graduate research on the feasibility study of FSC in China. Although she was impressed by the sharp logo and holistic forest management standards, she did not know her future career would be tied with … Continue reading FSC Unsung Heroes – Who’s Behind FSC? #3 Wang Yanyan, Senior Technical Officer, FSC China

FSC Unsung Heroes – Who’s Behind FSC? #2 Colin Maunder, Forest Risk Manager, Timberland Limited (New Zealand)

FSC New Zealand’s Craig Kenny speaks to our next unsung hero Colin Maunder.  Maunder has been working in forestry for more than three decades and has a true passion and devotion to drive the industry’s continual improvement towards sustainability. Currently serves as the Forest Risk Manager at Timberlands Limited, he also contributes his spare time and expertise as the Chair of the New Zealand FSC Standard Development Group and member … Continue reading FSC Unsung Heroes – Who’s Behind FSC? #2 Colin Maunder, Forest Risk Manager, Timberland Limited (New Zealand)

FSC Unsung Heroes – Who’s Behind FSC? #1 Zhao Gaojun, Forest Management Auditor, BV (China)

FSC is proud to be the world’s most trusted sustainable forest management solution to deliver positive impacts for the forests, markets, and people – for today and tomorrow. We cannot do this alone and we are grateful to have so many partners and supporters around the world to work together with us.   2019 marks … Continue reading FSC Unsung Heroes – Who’s Behind FSC? #1 Zhao Gaojun, Forest Management Auditor, BV (China)

Making Progress: field testing of India’s FSC national standards completed

In a landmark achievement, the field testing of the draft FSC national standards for India was completed in 2018. This is both a significant milestone in the voluntary sustainability standard development process and a valuable contribution to the promotion of sustainable forest management in the country. This achievement also builds on national government initiatives regarding … Continue reading Making Progress: field testing of India’s FSC national standards completed

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 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

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

FSC APAC Business Forum Speaker Series #2: 60s with…Musa Salleh, Senior Planning Officer (Policy and Legislation), Sabah Forestry Department

The Sabah Forestry Department(SFD) has the first FSC certified forest in Asia Pacific and has been a great example of balancing conservation and production in tropical forests. Musa Salleh, a veteran of SFD who is going to speak in the “Creating Value Chains in Tropical Timber” session, talks about the long-established relationship with FSC and … Continue reading FSC APAC Business Forum Speaker Series #2: 60s with…Musa Salleh, Senior Planning Officer (Policy and Legislation), Sabah Forestry Department

FSC APAC Business Forum Speaker Series #1: 60s with… John Heath, Deputy Global Head, Sustainability and Product Development, Corrie MacColl

Corrie MacColl is a long-established trading company that its natural rubber business can be traced back to the 1940s.  John Heath, Deputy Global Head, Sustainability and Product Development, Corrie Maccoll, who is a speaker in the “Driving New and Emerging FSC Markets” session of the FSC Asia Pacific Business Forum 2018, shares how he sees … Continue reading FSC APAC Business Forum Speaker Series #1: 60s with… John Heath, Deputy Global Head, Sustainability and Product Development, Corrie MacColl