Technical Updates


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 …


Wednesday, 01 March 2017
Open for second consultation: Revised draft of the FSC Trademark Standard

Consultation (© FSC I.C.)© FSC I.C.All stakeholders are invited to comment on the second draft of the Trademark Standard FSC-STD-50-001 – Requirements for Use of the FSC Trademarks by Certificate Holders – through our new FSC Consultation Platform. The deadline for commenting is 30 April 2017. read more …


Wednesday, 01 March 2017
New Controlled Wood Risk Assessments for Stakeholder Consultation

Consultation (© FSC I.C.)© FSC I.C.All stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on risk assessments for Denmark, Ireland, Latvia, Spain, and Vietnam. The consultation is open until 31 March 2017. read more …


Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Webinar: Controlled Wood Standard revision

FSC will host a webinar on 8 March 2017 at 10:00 and again at 17:00 (CET), to provide information on the changes introduced by version 3-1 of FSC-STD-40-005 Requirement for Sourcing Controlled Wood. All stakeholders are invited to attend. 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 …


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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