Interview with Dr Bhishma P. Subedi, Chair to Nepal’s FSC Standard Development Group

As Nepal’s FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) is approved without conditions, which is the first in the Asia Pacific, Dr Bhishma shares with FSC APAC the experience of the standard development process, his motivations, and what he anticipates FSC national standards can offer to Nepal.   How did you first get in touch with … Continue reading Interview with Dr Bhishma P. Subedi, Chair to Nepal’s FSC Standard Development Group

Tackling the Supply Chain Fraud: FSC Terminates, Suspends or Issues Major Warnings to All Bamboo Certificate Holders Who Were Found to Make False Claims in the Asia Pacific Region

The action came after the conclusion of the preliminary investigation of Transaction Verification (TV)*, a global initiative by FSC® and Accreditation Services International (ASI) started in 2017.  Its aim is to expose fraudulent activities and errors of FSC along the supply chains. The preliminary investigation covered nearly 1,300 FSC certificate holders (CHs) and seven global … Continue reading Tackling the Supply Chain Fraud: FSC Terminates, Suspends or Issues Major Warnings to All Bamboo Certificate Holders Who Were Found to Make False Claims in the Asia Pacific Region

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

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