Second Public Consultation of India’s FSC National Forests Stewardship Standard Now Opens

FSC calls for stakeholders’ feedback on the second public consultation of the drafted FSC National Stewardship Standard for India. The second public consultation of the FSC National Standard for India is now opened for comments. You can give your comments, feedback and suggestions until 12th June 2019. Interested stakeholders can find the relevant documents, including 1) Tender … Continue reading Second Public Consultation of India’s FSC National Forests Stewardship Standard Now Opens

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 in Malaysia launches its National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS)

The localised standards aim to offer a holistic approach to conserve the country’s rich natural heritage while protecting the indigenous people and worker’s rights. In March, FSC Malaysia officially launched the National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS). It’s the first country to have its FSC NFSS in Southeast Asia, and fourth in Asia after Nepal, China … Continue reading FSC in Malaysia launches its National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS)

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

Let us hear you! Public Consultation now opens for the latest draft of Indonesian National Forest Stewardship Standards(NFSS)

The latest Indonesian NFSS Draft 3.0 (aka SDG(Standard Development Group)Standard in Indonesia) is finally launched. The 60 days online public consultation has started from 26 November 2018 to 25 January 2019.   The development process of NFSS in Indonesia began in 2014 with the establishment of the Standard Development Group(SDG). The SDG Team is led by … Continue reading Let us hear you! Public Consultation now opens for the latest draft of Indonesian National Forest Stewardship Standards(NFSS)

Australia sees its first FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard

The first-of-its-kind standard brought together the environmental, social, and industry stakeholders to reach a consensus of what sustainable forestry should go forward in the country based on the local context. Five years in the making, FSC has launched the Australian FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard — a true milestone for the industry and the community. … Continue reading Australia sees its first FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard

FSC international approves Guangxi and Shandong FSC Controlled Wood National Risk Assessment(NRA) Reports

For companies sourcing controlled wood from these two places and exporting products to Europe market, the risk assessment could be used to facilitate the establishment of their due diligence system in compliance with EUTR. FSC International approved Guangxi and Shandong FSC Controlled Wood risk assessment reports in August 2018. Risk designations under the 5 categories … Continue reading FSC international approves Guangxi and Shandong FSC Controlled Wood National Risk Assessment(NRA) Reports

FSC Malaysia Joins Efforts to Establish a National CSO Alliance for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

A one-day event was held in Kuching on 28 July 2018, bringing together 150 people representing 45 civil society organisations (CSOs) from across the East Malaysian State of Sarawak. The event was also attended by interested members of the public, research institutions and universities. Its primary purpose was to introduce the UNSDGs, and bring a … Continue reading FSC Malaysia Joins Efforts to Establish a National CSO Alliance for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)