2021 Global Consumer Research Reveals Escalating Concerns about Climate Change and Threats to Forest Biodiversity

From biodiversity loss to deforestation, global consumer research from FSC and GlobeScan reveals that concerns for forests are escalating. Consumers are feeling increasingly empowered to make an impact on sustainability by:  • choosing more sustainable products: Climate change and biodiversity loss are now the top 2 drivers of purchase for paper-based products, such as tissues, books, and stationery … Continue reading 2021 Global Consumer Research Reveals Escalating Concerns about Climate Change and Threats to Forest Biodiversity

#FSCfriday2021 – Save our Forests. Save our Climate

What solutions will COP26 bring to the climate change debate? The world waits with bated breath as the international score card will be completed on signatories’ progress in achieving their climate change goals. As the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and its supporters celebrate its international name day, FSC Friday, on 24 September, FSC reconfirms its … Continue reading #FSCfriday2021 – Save our Forests. Save our Climate

Dr Suresh Gairola joins FSC India as Country Director

Dr Suresh Gairola joined FSC Regional Office Asia Pacific on 01 July 2021. He provides together with the Regional Director Asia Pacific vision and leadership to FSC India. Dr Gairola will drive the promotion and development of the FSC systems in the country and ensure its presence, acceptance, and reputation in India's forestry sector. Dr … Continue reading Dr Suresh Gairola joins FSC India as Country Director

Counterfeit FSC Certificates Identified in India

FSC received information that two United Kingdom-registered entities, UK Merit Assessments Ltd. and United Accredium Certification and Inspection Limited, posed as authentic certification bodies and provided counterfeit FSC certificates in the Indian market. The above-mentioned entities are not Assurance Services International (ASI) accredited FSC certification bodies. To find an accredited certification body, go to ASI 's Find a CAB  or … Continue reading Counterfeit FSC Certificates Identified in India

Job Opportunity: FSC China – Public Affairs Director

Public Affairs Director Level: Director Location: Beijing, China The Scope The FSC China Public Affairs Director is responsible for positioning and advocating for FSC’s interests in China, particularly with public institutions. The Director engages stakeholders and manages relationships that ultimately result in the successful implementation of FSC’s strategy for China. The Director acts as a … Continue reading Job Opportunity: FSC China – Public Affairs Director

Public Consultation Open: Share Your Feedback on the FSC Policy for Association

FSC’s Policy for Association is a vital tool to protect the integrity and reputation of the FSC system.  Under the policy, anyone who joins FSC commits to avoid engaging in destructive activities, like deforestation or human rights violations, that go against FSC’s mission and values.  Now, after ten years, the policy is about to be revised to make it even more useful – and we want your opinion on … Continue reading Public Consultation Open: Share Your Feedback on the FSC Policy for Association

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