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 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

How to check the information of an FSC certificate?

FSC certificates show companies' commitment to sustainable forestry practices, but how can you check if the certificate information listed on the product is valid? Are the companies you are in contact with truly FSC- certified? And do they have the required scopes to produce respective FSC labelled products or participate in the supply chains for … Continue reading How to check the information of an FSC certificate?

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