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

National Forest Stewardship Standard for Japan Version 1.1 Approved

This version 1.1 becomes effective on 01 December 2020. The unscheduled partial revision of the Japanese standard focuses on the incorporation of new indicators of the international generic indicators version 2.0 and on the addition of specific indicators (and other respective requirements) for non-timber forest products. The high conservation values national framework for this version … Continue reading National Forest Stewardship Standard for Japan Version 1.1 Approved

FSC Publishes the National Forest Stewardship Standard for Indonesia

FSC Indonesia is pleased to announce that the National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) for Indonesia was published on 18 August 2020. After several years of development, this comprehensive tool for promoting responsible forest management in Indonesia was approved on 30 June 2020 by FSC International in Bonn, Germany. The NFSS for Indonesia aims to enhance … Continue reading FSC Publishes the National Forest Stewardship Standard for Indonesia

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

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

FSC China launches strategic media cooperation with LOHAS lifestyle channel

LOHAS, short for ‘lifestyle of health and safety’, is a lifestyle media outlet in China with over 1.5 million social media followers and a printed magazine circulation of over 500,000 per edition. FSC China began our partnership with LOHAS this year with a poster published on 22 April, Earth Day, encouraging consumers to choose sustainable … Continue reading FSC China launches strategic media cooperation with LOHAS lifestyle channel