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!

FSC Acts on Potential Fraud in Paulownia Wood Supply Chain

Following an extensive investigation into Paulownia supply chains, FSC has taken initial action against a number of companies that were found to have traded non-certified Paulownia as FSC certified. These companies are subject to termination or suspension of their trademark licenses or further investigations. The terminated certificate is: • Dongming Sanxin Wood Industry Co., Ltd: … Continue reading FSC Acts on Potential Fraud in Paulownia Wood Supply Chain

FSC Charcoal Supply Chain Issues Addressed

FSC recently released statistics that show violations of FSC certification requirements or errors in our charcoal supply chain have been significantly reduced. This news follows an FSC and Assurance Services International investigation conducted in 2018 into alleged problems in the charcoal supply chain, after stakeholders had reported that non-conforming charcoal carrying the FSC label had … Continue reading FSC Charcoal Supply Chain Issues Addressed

FSC Releases National Forest Stewardship Standard for Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam – On 7 January, the Vietnam office of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) officially launched the National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) for Vietnam. This was a milestone day for FSC, for the Vietnamese forestry sector and for forests around the world. With Vietnam being one of the largest forestry product-exporting countries in Asia, … Continue reading FSC Releases National Forest Stewardship Standard for Vietnam

FSC Officially Opens Korea Office

  13 December 2019, Seoul, Korea – Today, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) officially opened our Korea office. 안녕하세요! Cindy Cheng, FSC’s APAC Regional Director opened the office with a speech, saying “Why has FSC opened an office in Korea? First, Korea is one of Asia’s largest timber-importing nations and second, the people here have … Continue reading FSC Officially Opens Korea Office

FSC’s “Tree Detectives” Make the News!

FSC’s work on the Global Timber Reference Project gained some high-profile recognition recently, with the BBC and CNN both releasing pieces on the project and its importance to the future of the world’s forests. The BBC’s piece, titled “The Tree Detectives”, gives an overview of the project and FSC’s work in the Solomon Islands. CNN’s … Continue reading FSC’s “Tree Detectives” Make the News!

FSC APAC Business Forum 2019 Wrap-up

Earlier this month, The FSC Asia Pacific 2019 Business Forum was held in Shanghai. More than 120 attendees – from retailers to producers to FSC-accredited certification bodies – gathered to share their insights and experiences from the past year. The guest speakers and participants came from across the Asia Pacific region and Europe, working in … Continue reading FSC APAC Business Forum 2019 Wrap-up