Philippines Launches FSC Interim National Standard

This interim national standard will become effective on 01 December 2020. FSC approved the interim national standard (INS) of Philippines on 16 March 2020. It applies to all types of organizations – including small and low-intensity managed forests (SLIMF) – working in plantations only. The INS does not apply to non-timber forest products. The INS … Continue reading Philippines Launches FSC Interim National Standard

Collection of FSC policy responses to COVID-19 published

COVID-19 has presented FSC with many challenges, the most important of which is to protect the health of certificate holders and auditors at the frontline of our work, while maintaining FSC’s mission to take care of the world’s forests. Combining these two vital components – protection of staff and forests – with the willingness to … Continue reading Collection of FSC policy responses to COVID-19 published

Oak Flooring Supply Chain Transaction Verification Results

FSC and its accreditation body Assurance Services International (ASI) have have gathered and are now analyzing data around the oak flooring transaction verification they conducted in 2019. What are the key data found so far? The first data indicate that active oak flooring processors are mainly located in Asia and Eastern Europe. China is the … Continue reading Oak Flooring Supply Chain Transaction Verification Results

Engaging the youth of Indonesia in their roles, responsibilities and real action for sustainability

On 19 May, FSC Indonesia held a Youth Talk with Roundtable Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and the Rainforest Alliance (RA). This virtual talk show, hosted by the University of North Sumatera (USU), was aimed at students and millennials between 18 and 25 years old and was broadcast through Google Meet and a YouTube livestream. The … Continue reading Engaging the youth of Indonesia in their roles, responsibilities and real action for sustainability