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

FSC in China pilots initiatives, exploring potentials to welcome more smallholders to certification

FSC International has approved a pilot project for smallholders in China, which aims to test alternative approaches to fulfil conservation requirements that might be challenging to smallholders without compromising the integrity of the certification system. Smallholders are “small” forest producers, or those with low-intensity managed forest operations, including forests owned or managed by communities.  Due … Continue reading FSC in China pilots initiatives, exploring potentials to welcome more smallholders to certification

FSC International Director General visits Asia Pacific

In March 2018, Kim Carstensen, the FSC International Director General, visited Japan, New Zealand and Australia for a Board of Directors meeting and attended a series of events to strengthen ties and gather feedback from FSC’s stakeholders in the region. Here is a short summary of his productive visit. JAPAN (13-17 March) The FSC Board … Continue reading FSC International Director General visits Asia Pacific