FSC and Global Companies Unveil The Vancouver Declaration

New sustainability promise takes responsible forest sourcing to a new level On 11 October 2017, The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) launched an ambitious new initiative to increase the use of materials from responsibly managed forests. The Vancouver Declaration allows businesses who use these natural products to pledge their commitment to increase responsible sourcing. Global companies … Continue reading FSC and Global Companies Unveil The Vancouver Declaration

FSC Friday feature: the 4 reasons why you should care about the FSC

The last Friday of September is known to be FSC Friday, which we aim to celebrate the importance forests and promote the awareness of FSC. As a global environmental organization dedicated to responsible forest management and forest product certification, our work may appear to be not so relevant to most people at first glance, but … Continue reading FSC Friday feature: the 4 reasons why you should care about the FSC

At the Fashion Summit HK 2017 with a key theme of Asia’s sustainable fashion, FSC Asia Pacific’s Jayco Fung spoke to Rick Ridgeway, Vice President of Public Engagement, Patagonia, on why the brand chooses FSC and how business can drive sustainability in the region. Patagonia launched the world's first FSC-certified wetsuit line, which made of natural … Continue reading 1 minute with Rick Ridgeway, Vice President of Public Engagement, Patagonia

1 minute with Rick Ridgeway, Vice President of Public Engagement, Patagonia

Five things you need to know about ‘FSC Recycled’

If FSC label means the product is sourced from responsibly managed forests, what does “FSC recycled” label represent? Forests support up to 1.6 billion of the poorest people in the world. Sixty million indigenous people and countless species of plants and animals are wholly dependent on forests for their lives. But demand for forest products … Continue reading Five things you need to know about ‘FSC Recycled’

Forest Stewardship Council Officially Appoints Adam Beaumont as Asia Pacific Regional Director

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) International has officially appointed Adam Beaumont as the Asia Pacific Regional Director, effective from 1 August 2017. Beaumont has been the interim director of FSC Asia Pacific since March this year. As a trained Forest Scientist with a Masters in Environmental Law, he has extensive experience in both public and private … Continue reading Forest Stewardship Council Officially Appoints Adam Beaumont as Asia Pacific Regional Director

FSC engagement tour in Asia – in photos

In July and August, the FSC team in Asia Pacific has been busy, visiting countries including Viet Nam, Thailand, Malaysia and Taiwan to engage with government bodies, industrial organisations and business sectors. Check out our photo story for highlights. Vietnam FSC APAC's Marketing Development Manager Jayco Fung and Project Coordinator of FSC Vietnam Vu Thi … Continue reading FSC engagement tour in Asia – in photos

Meet the FSC #10KCoC Family – Thailand

To celebrate the number of FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) certificates reached more than 10,000, we are running a series of interviews on our CoC certificate holders in the Asia Pacific region. This is the story from Thailand. Company: Vichit Parquet (FSC-C122498) Interviewee: Mr.Ekasit Aneksitithisin, Managing Director (right), Mr.Thanaphon Aneksittisin, Deputy Managing Director (left) No. … Continue reading Meet the FSC #10KCoC Family – Thailand

FSC calls for stakeholders’ feedback on the first public consultation of the drafted FSC National Standard for India

The first public consultation of the FSC National Standard for India is now opened until 19 October 2017. Interested stakeholders can find the relevant documents, including 1)the tender for the consultation, 2) the draft standard(in word) 3)the draft standard (in excel), 4) instructions on how to comment, and 5) the SIR note for completing the … Continue reading FSC calls for stakeholders’ feedback on the first public consultation of the drafted FSC National Standard for India

Look for the FSC label when visiting McDonald’s Taiwan, which pledges to use 100% FSC-certified on packaging items by the end of 2017

In fact, the changes have already begun since June. Nearly 400 McDonald’s restaurants in Taiwan have started to use new paper packaging not only with a brand new design but also for a good cause. The  FSC “checkmark-and-tree” label on the packaging means the material is sourced from responsibly managed forests. McDonald’s Taiwan is introducing … Continue reading Look for the FSC label when visiting McDonald’s Taiwan, which pledges to use 100% FSC-certified on packaging items by the end of 2017