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