Technical Updates


Friday, 17 May 2019
Consultation: Risk-based approaches to forest management certification

A public consultation on streamlining forest management certification by incorporating risk-based approaches was launched on 17 May. FSC asks stakeholders to give their feedback by 16 July 2019. read more …


Tuesday, 07 May 2019
New app to reduce the use of highly toxic pesticides now available

Pesticides and Alternatives: The multilingual tool to support pest control with less negative environmental and human impact. read more …


Thursday, 02 May 2019
Revision of forest management groups' standard has begun

The working group in charge of revising FSC-STD-30-005 V1-1 FSC Standard for Group Entities in Forest Management Groups has already agreed on various points during their first in-person meeting in Sweden. read more …


Thursday, 02 May 2019
National risk assessment for USA available

Effective 5 April 2019, organisations seeking to source controlled wood from the USA – except Alaska, Hawaii and outlying territories – are required to use the latest FSC risk assessment to conform with standard FSC-STD-40-005 Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Woodread more …


Thursday, 02 May 2019
FSC launches revised pesticides policy

The FSC International Board of Directors recently approved the revised FSC Pesticides Policy. The new version will be effective from August 2019. read more …


Wednesday, 01 May 2019
Controlled wood strategy approved

The FSC International Board of Directors approved the controlled wood strategy on 30 April 2019. read more …



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