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

FSC in Malaysia launches its National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS)

The localised standards aim to offer a holistic approach to conserve the country’s rich natural heritage while protecting the indigenous people and worker’s rights. In March, FSC Malaysia officially launched the National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS). It’s the first country to have its FSC NFSS in Southeast Asia, and fourth in Asia after Nepal, China … Continue reading FSC in Malaysia launches its National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS)

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

Effort Pays Off for Consultation Roadshows on FSC’s National Standards in Indonesia

To better solicit stakeholders’ feedbacks for the second Draft of Indonesian National Forest Stewardship Standards (NFSS), FSC Indonesia held its public consultation roadshows from late November to December, spanning across Riau, Yogyakarta/Central Java, Kalimantan, and Papua. Opened by Rulita Wijayaningdyah, FSC International’s Chairperson, the final public consultation meeting was concluded at Jakarta on 10 December … Continue reading Effort Pays Off for Consultation Roadshows on FSC’s National Standards in Indonesia

Let us hear you! Public Consultation now opens for the latest draft of Indonesian National Forest Stewardship Standards(NFSS)

The latest Indonesian NFSS Draft 3.0 (aka SDG(Standard Development Group)Standard in Indonesia) is finally launched. The 60 days online public consultation has started from 26 November 2018 to 25 January 2019.   The development process of NFSS in Indonesia began in 2014 with the establishment of the Standard Development Group(SDG). The SDG Team is led by … Continue reading Let us hear you! Public Consultation now opens for the latest draft of Indonesian National Forest Stewardship Standards(NFSS)

Australia sees its first FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard

The first-of-its-kind standard brought together the environmental, social, and industry stakeholders to reach a consensus of what sustainable forestry should go forward in the country based on the local context. Five years in the making, FSC has launched the Australian FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard — a true milestone for the industry and the community. … Continue reading Australia sees its first FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard

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

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