News and topics around our activities

Tuesday, 26 February 2019
FSC welcomes new EU Ecolabel requirements

The European Commission has published new criteria for the EU Ecolabel for graphic paper, tissue paper and tissue products. These include robust requirements for the origin of the fibres used, similar to those FSC applies for its own labels. With this decision, the European Commission has made further steps in improving its sustainable resource criteria for a range of products that contain forest materials. read more …

Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Helping UK foresters to identify and manage High Conservation Value areas

Protections for High Conservation Values (HCVs) are a key part of FSC’s international Principles and Criteria. A national framework is intended to help foresters to identify and manage HCVs in the UK context. read more …

Thursday, 14 February 2019
First FSC UK Stakeholder Events of 2019 announced!

(© FSC UK)© FSC UKAre you getting the most out of your FSC® certification? We are pleased to announce that our first FSC UK Stakeholder Events of 2019 will be held in Maidenhead on 19 March and Newport, Wales on 20 March. read more …

Thursday, 14 February 2019
A stable foundation for forest management certification

FSC is seeking your views on its international Principles and Criteria – the foundation of the FSC system. read more …

Thursday, 24 January 2019
FSC produces positive environmental impacts – university research

(© (c) FSC GD / Vlad Sokhin)© (c) FSC GD / Vlad SokhinFSC certification produces positive environmental impacts overall compared to non-certified forestry operations, a literature review from the University of Wageningen confirmed.

Strong positive impacts were particularly reported for fauna. FSC certification helped to preserve animal species, including some listed as endangered and vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. read more …

Thursday, 17 January 2019
Falcon: New interim tool for formatting of transaction verification data

(© (c) FSC GD)© (c) FSC GDFSC will soon introduce Falcon, a new secure and efficient tool to assist certificate holders in formatting their transaction verification data. read more …

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