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 welcomes Thai Government’s support on certifying rubber under FSC certification scheme

In mid-January, the Thai government made a significant pledge: to support smallholder rubber planters to comply with the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The decision was made after a collective call from various rubber associations with the support from The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, saying their members have received increasing requests from … Continue reading FSC welcomes Thai Government’s support on certifying rubber under FSC certification scheme

Labour of Love – the First Detached House in Japan Earns FSC Project Certification

A newly built detached house,  translated as “A House with Many Good Stories” from Japanese to English, was awarded by SA – Soil Association a Partial Project Certification for its use of FSC-certified materials in both the exterior walls and interior components of the building. The materials used for this project are domestic FSC-certified woods. It was … Continue reading Labour of Love – the First Detached House in Japan Earns FSC Project Certification

Supplying the world with garden furniture, small forest owners in Vietnam could help end deforestation

Authored and first published by WWF International. In Central Vietnam hundreds of smallholders are joining forces to produce FSC-certified acacia used in outdoor furniture around the world, expanding the approach and making the business case for sustainability may be the best chance for saving forests in the Greater Mekong. The price of growth Vietnam’s forests … Continue reading Supplying the world with garden furniture, small forest owners in Vietnam could help end deforestation