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Friday, 05 July 2019
Transaction verification in Calophyllum plywood and veneer supply chains

FSC requires transaction data of Calophyllum plywood and veneer supply chains to be verified from 2 July 2019. All affected certificate holders must submit their purchase and sales data from Q1 and Q2 2019 to their certification body by 2 September. read more …

Monday, 01 July 2019
Transaction verification for Amazon timbers in Peru and Brazil

The accreditation body Assurance Services International (ASI) is currently verifying the accuracy of FSC purchase and sales claims made by trading partners in Brazil and Peru for three log supply chains.

Verified supply chains are related to these wood species from the Amazon region: Cumaru (Dipterix odorata), Jatoba (Hymenaea courbaril), and Ipe (Jatoba). The certification bodies accredited by ASI will collect all data for this transaction verification from the FSC certificate holders by 28 August. read more …

Thursday, 27 June 2019
FSC risk assessments for Brazil, Canada, Honduras, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Papua New Guinea now available

As of 26 June 2019, organisations seeking to source controlled wood from Brazil, Canada, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, or Papua New Guinea are required to use the latest FSC risk assessments to conform with standard FSC-STD-40-005 Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Woodread more …

Friday, 14 June 2019
2018 FSC Global Market Survey Report available now!

(© FSC GD)© FSC GDEvery two years, FSC conducts the Global Market Survey to gain a better understanding of how FSC is perceived by both its certificate holders and promotional license holders. The results help us identify the needs of our stakeholders and see how certification trends evolve over time.

This information is vital as we strive to continuously improve the FSC system. In 2018, more than 4,000 certificate holders and 133 promotional licence holders participated in the survey - the highest participation rate in recent years. We warmly extend our thanks to all respondents that completed the survey and made this outcome possible. read more …

Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Global companies commit to sourcing responsible natural rubber

(© FSC GD/Felix Romero)© FSC GD/Felix RomeroFSC is launching a position statement for the “responsible sourcing of natural rubber.” The statement aims to encourage companies to source natural rubber sustainably and express their preference for sourcing FSC-certified natural rubber – when available. All companies and brands are welcome to sign the statement. Various internationally recognised clothing and footwear brands have already signed it. read more …

Wednesday, 05 June 2019
Revised FSC Trademark Use Guide for Promotional Licence Holders now effective

The revised FSC Trademark Use Guide for Promotional Licence Holders became effective on 1 June 2019. read more …

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