FSC China’s Calibration Meeting on its Upcoming National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS) Successfully Held in Fujian

Hosted in Shunchang, Nanping in Fujian, the purpose of the calibration meeting held on 11-14 June is to let auditors of Chinese certificate bodies familiarise and have a better understanding with the new Chinese National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS), which is conditionally approved in 2016 and will be implemented in due course. Participants included auditors … Continue reading FSC China’s Calibration Meeting on its Upcoming National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS) Successfully Held in Fujian

How to check the information of an FSC certificate?

FSC certificates show companies' commitment to sustainable forestry practices, but how can you check if the certificate information listed on the product is valid? Are the companies you are in contact with truly FSC- certified? And do they have the required scopes to produce respective FSC labelled products or participate in the supply chains for … Continue reading How to check the information of an FSC certificate?

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

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

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

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’

Bunun Tribe Becomes First Indigenous Community to Achieve FSC Certification in Taiwan and the Greater China Region

“Forest and mountain are our home, it is where our ancestors and we live, where we hunt and will teach our children how to hunt. There is no reason for our Bunun people not to protect the mountains and forests.”  With these remarks the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) assessment conducted by Rainforest Alliance was opened in January … Continue reading Bunun Tribe Becomes First Indigenous Community to Achieve FSC Certification in Taiwan and the Greater China Region