Leading Corporations Pledge for UN SDGs and FSC Certification at Sustainable Forest Theme Day in China

FSC China held the Sustainable Forest Theme Day on 20 July at the World Horticulture Expo in Beijing, an event which was co-organised with the Beijing Forestry Society, China Sustainable Consumption Roundtable and WWF China. During the opening ceremony, Wang Chun-feng, the Deputy Director-General of the Department of International Cooperation(pictured above, left) highlighted in his … Continue reading Leading Corporations Pledge for UN SDGs and FSC Certification at Sustainable Forest Theme Day in China

FSC Unsung Heroes – Who’s Behind FSC? #3 Wang Yanyan, Senior Technical Officer, FSC China

The story of a young graduate growing together with FSC in China 11 years ago, Yanyan first came across FSC during post-graduate research on the feasibility study of FSC in China. Although she was impressed by the sharp logo and holistic forest management standards, she did not know her future career would be tied with … Continue reading FSC Unsung Heroes – Who’s Behind FSC? #3 Wang Yanyan, Senior Technical Officer, FSC China

FSC in China pilots initiatives, exploring potentials to welcome more smallholders to certification

FSC International has approved a pilot project for smallholders in China, which aims to test alternative approaches to fulfil conservation requirements that might be challenging to smallholders without compromising the integrity of the certification system. Smallholders are “small” forest producers, or those with low-intensity managed forest operations, including forests owned or managed by communities.  Due … Continue reading FSC in China pilots initiatives, exploring potentials to welcome more smallholders to certification

FSC Unsung Heroes – Who’s Behind FSC? #1 Zhao Gaojun, Forest Management Auditor, BV (China)

FSC is proud to be the world’s most trusted sustainable forest management solution to deliver positive impacts for the forests, markets, and people – for today and tomorrow. We cannot do this alone and we are grateful to have so many partners and supporters around the world to work together with us.   2019 marks … Continue reading FSC Unsung Heroes – Who’s Behind FSC? #1 Zhao Gaojun, Forest Management Auditor, BV (China)

FSC international approves Guangxi and Shandong FSC Controlled Wood National Risk Assessment(NRA) Reports

For companies sourcing controlled wood from these two places and exporting products to Europe market, the risk assessment could be used to facilitate the establishment of their due diligence system in compliance with EUTR. FSC International approved Guangxi and Shandong FSC Controlled Wood risk assessment reports in August 2018. Risk designations under the 5 categories … Continue reading FSC international approves Guangxi and Shandong FSC Controlled Wood National Risk Assessment(NRA) Reports

FSC International Managing Director Visits Beijing and Taipei, Receiving Overwhelming Support

In June, FSC International’s Managing Director Kim Carstensen visited China and Taipei to attend conferences and meet with stakeholders in the region. One of the key events Carstensen attended was the 2018 Global Bamboo And Rattan Congress (BARC) held in Beijing. The conference aimed to promote sustainable development of the bamboo industry and create an … Continue reading FSC International Managing Director Visits Beijing and Taipei, Receiving Overwhelming Support

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

FSC reaches APAC certificates milestones: over 10,000 Chain of Custody certificates now in the region

No. of certificate holders has increased significantly despite slow down growth in regional economy The number of FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) certifications in the Asia Pacific region has reached a record high number of 10,077, according to the facts and figures of FSC International released in July. The APAC region now has the second … Continue reading FSC reaches APAC certificates milestones: over 10,000 Chain of Custody certificates now in the region