Second Public Consultation of India’s FSC National Forests Stewardship Standard Now Opens

FSC calls for stakeholders’ feedback on the second public consultation of the drafted FSC National Stewardship Standard for India. The second public consultation of the FSC National Standard for India is now opened for comments. You can give your comments, feedback and suggestions until 12th June 2019. Interested stakeholders can find the relevant documents, including 1) Tender … Continue reading Second Public Consultation of India’s FSC National Forests Stewardship Standard Now Opens

Making Progress: field testing of India’s FSC national standards completed

In a landmark achievement, the field testing of the draft FSC national standards for India was completed in 2018. This is both a significant milestone in the voluntary sustainability standard development process and a valuable contribution to the promotion of sustainable forest management in the country. This achievement also builds on national government initiatives regarding … Continue reading Making Progress: field testing of India’s FSC national standards completed

FSC Asia Pacific Business Forum successfully held in Mumbai, India

The second FSC Asia Pacific Business Forum was held on 25-26 September 2018 in Mumbai, India, attracted nearly 100 participants to attend. Titled “Promoting Responsible Value Chains in Forest Products with Brands and Retailers”, this year’s Forum focused on the increasing importance of responsible value chains in forest products and look into possible means for … Continue reading FSC Asia Pacific Business Forum successfully held in Mumbai, India

FSC calls for expression of interest for forest testing in India for the second draft of FSC National Standard

FSC India Standard Development Group has developed a second draft of the FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard of India in February 2018. This standard requires forest testing in accordance with the FSC requirements. Expressions of interest are sought from FSC accredited certification bodies to conduct the forest testing in two sites in India. Please find attached the following documents: (1) Call … Continue reading FSC calls for expression of interest for forest testing in India for the second draft of FSC National Standard

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

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

A Sustainable Community: Keeping Forests and Tribal Culture Alive

FSC’s responsible forest management approach revives degraded forests and improves the livelihoods of Indigenous Peoples in north-east India. Kasam Lakshmi Tripuri is a young widow and a mother of two girls for whom finances have been a challenge since her husband passed away. But her fortunes changed when she was given the rights to tap … Continue reading A Sustainable Community: Keeping Forests and Tribal Culture Alive

In the field: Safeguarding the Environment in Tamil Nadu, India

The state government of Tamil Nadu, Southern India, has established an enterprise to re-create waste in a circular economy. Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL) manufactures paper from farm waste (bagasse), waste paper and wood pulp obtained from eucalyptus and casuarina trees grown on TNPL-managed forest plantations. TNPL produces 400,000 tonnes of printing and … Continue reading In the field: Safeguarding the Environment in Tamil Nadu, India