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Wednesday, 04 January 2017
FSC Publishes Revised Chain of Custody Standards

(© FSC GD)© FSC GDThe FSC Board of Directors has approved revised FSC chain-of-custody standards FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0 and FSC-STD-20-011 V4-0. The revised standards will become effective on 1 April 2017. read more …

Monday, 27 February 2017
FSC Italy: Boosting the Italian Forestry Sector

The team at FSC Italy, Padua (© FSC Italy)© FSC ItalyFSC Italy just finalised their draft for the new Forest Management Standard for Italy, which is now undergoing Policy and Standards Unit (PSU) approval. Despite a third of their territory being covered by forests, Italy is still among the major importers of timber in
the world. read more …

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Effective on 02 February 2017, Accreditation Services International (ASI) has accredited certification body TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS (TAH) to audit and issue FSC Chain of Custody certification in 14 countries. read more …

Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Holzforschung Austria reinstated for FSC CoC certification worldwide

Removal of suspension (© FSC GD)© FSC GDEffective 17 February 2017, Accreditation Services International (ASI) has lifted the suspension of FSC-accredited certification body Holzforschung Austria (HFA). With reinstatement, the company is again qualified to conduct FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) certification worldwide. Currently, HFA has issued approximately 135 CoC certificates. read more …

Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Moving Forward with UKWAS 4

(© Forestry Commission)© Forestry CommissionThe UK Woodland Assurance Standard, or UKWAS, is the standard used in FSC forest management certification in the UK. The draft of the next edition, UKWAS 4, was not approved when it was considered by FSC International’s Policy and Standards Committee last year. read more …

Friday, 17 February 2017
FSC revokes probation and disassociates from the Schweighofer Group

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to revoke the Schweighofer Group’s probation status and disassociate from the group. read more …

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