Blocked Company Seeks FSC Certification through New Entities

[APAC – July 2021] FSC takes action against Chinese bamboo manufacturer with terminated certificate, after applying for a new certificate through new companies to avoid implementing corrective measures. FSC’s investigations into bamboo supply chains revealed the involvement of Wuyishan Yangguang Bamboo Products Co., Ltd in deliberate false claims. The company was terminated on 2018-10-10 by … Continue reading Blocked Company Seeks FSC Certification through New Entities

FSC Blocks Organisations With False Claims in Bamboo Supply Chain

In a recent review, FSC has uncovered several companies deliberately carried false claims and were terminated in the bamboo supply chain transaction verification, but came back with new certificates. Considering the substantial integrity risks exposed, FSC has decided to terminate and block the companies from certification for the foreseeable future. FSC has terminated and blocked the … Continue reading FSC Blocks Organisations With False Claims in Bamboo Supply Chain

Animating the New Indonesia NFSS

The recent launch of Indonesia’s National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) is a symbol of FSC’s efforts to encourage and expand sustainable forest management in this country renowned for its rich tropical forests. The standard was developed in a multi-stakeholder manner and was specifically adapted to Indonesia’s unique forest management conditions, taking into account economic, environmental … Continue reading Animating the New Indonesia NFSS

PT. Ratah Timber Gains Ecosystem Services Certification

Forest on the watershed of the Ratah River. Photo credit: Bantista Adies Kuncahyo Earlier this summer, PT. Ratah Timber, an FSC certificate holder in Indonesia, was officially verified for the Biodiversity Conservation portion of its FSC Ecosystem Services claim. Located in East Kalimantan on Borneo Island in Indonesia, the company first obtained permission for a … Continue reading PT. Ratah Timber Gains Ecosystem Services Certification

FSC Publishes the Interim National Standard for Cambodia

Good news! The interim national standard (INS) for the Kingdom of Cambodia will be effective on 21 October 2020. The INS applies to all types of organisations, including small and low-intensity managed forests (SLIMF) and all types of forests. It also applies to seven types of non-timber forest products, which are listed under the section … Continue reading FSC Publishes the Interim National Standard for Cambodia

Transaction Verification in the Mangifera and Dalbergia Supply Chains

FSC will introduce worldwide transaction verification for the Mangifera and Dalbergia supply chains from 1 July until 30 August 2020. Selected businesses are required to perform the transaction verification for all FSC product claims related to Mangifera and Dalbergia genera for the entire 2019 year. Their certification body will notify them directly by 1 August … Continue reading Transaction Verification in the Mangifera and Dalbergia Supply Chains

FSC extends the consultation period for the APAC Regional Forest Stewardship Standard for Smallholders

The consultation period regarding the content of the FSC Regional Forest Stewardship Standard for Smallholders Version 1-0 Draft 2-0 (RFSS) has been extended until 15 July 2020. Originally due to end on 22 June, the project team received multiple requests to extend the public consultation phase due to challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. After … Continue reading FSC extends the consultation period for the APAC Regional Forest Stewardship Standard for Smallholders

A constructive achievement: FSC’s first full-project certification in Japan for a new detached house

Minamisanriku, a town in northeastern Japan that was essentially destroyed during the Great East Japan Earthquake of 11 March 2011, has just made history for more positive reasons: the town is now home to Japan's first full-project FSC-certified new detached house: the “Minamisanriku Cedar House”. The Cedar House uses 98% FSC-certified materials. Holding certificate number … Continue reading A constructive achievement: FSC’s first full-project certification in Japan for a new detached house

The first draft of the Thailand National Forest Stewardship Standard is now available for your comment!

The Standard Development Group for Thailand is delighted to share with you some excellent news: the first draft the Thailand National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) is now ready for your comments. This is the first opportunity there has been in the drafting process for stakeholders to make comments prior to the adjustment of the standard … Continue reading The first draft of the Thailand National Forest Stewardship Standard is now available for your comment!

Taiwan’s Pingtung Forestry District certified

In late September, the Taiwan Forestry Bureau joined Yong-Zai Forestry Co., Ltd (FSC™C125577) as their new Group certification member and celebrated the addition of 8,695 hectares to their certified forest area in the Pingtung Forest District, located in the far south of the island. FSC’s Asia Pacific Interim Regional Director, Jayco Fung, witnessed the certification … Continue reading Taiwan’s Pingtung Forestry District certified