Technical Updates


Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Modification of Auditing Rules for the Revised Controlled Wood Standard

(© FSC GD)© FSC GDA new advice note details how transition audits in the change to the new Controlled Wood standard may have more time to be completed. The advice note (FSC-ADV-20-011-09) is in the FSC Directive on Chain of Custody Evaluations on the matter of transitioning from V2-1 to V3-1 of the controlled wood standard FSC-STD-40-005 Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Woodread more …


Tuesday, 21 November 2017
FSC Publishes Revised Trademark Standard

The FSC International Board of Directors has approved the revised Trademark Standard FSC-STD-50-001 (V2-0) Requirements for use of the FSC trademarks by certificate holders. The revised standard will become effective on 1 March 2018. read more …


Thursday, 05 October 2017
FSC List of 'Highly Hazardous' Pesticides updated

(© Forestry Commission GB)© Forestry Commission GBThe FSC List of ‘Highly Hazardous’ Pesticides (FSC-STD-30-001a EN) has been updated as two active ingredients: cyflufenamid and propyzamide; pronamide do not meet the current Indicators and thresholds (FSC-STD-30-001 V1-0 EN), and therefore do not require a valid derogation for their use. read more …


Thursday, 05 October 2017
Making a move towards digital

As FSC moves in a new digital direction, we’re ensuring that we’re hiring the right people for the job. People who understand our vision for the future, and who have the skills to make that vision a reality. read more …


Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Working Group established to revise FSC trademark standard FSC-STD-50-002

FSC logoFSC has established a technical working group to revise the trademark standard, FSC-STD-50-002 (V1-0): Requirements for promotional use of the FSC trademarks by non-certificate holders read more …


Friday, 18 August 2017
Standard for Group Certification for Forest Management under Consultation

UK WoodlandMinor changes have been made to the FSC Standard for Group Entities in Forest Management Groups (FSC-STD-30-005 V1-0) to clarify and simplify requirements related to smallholders, with a full revision to come in 2018. The consultation is open to all stakeholders from 17 August to 16 September 2017 read more …



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