Technical Updates


Tuesday, 16 July 2019
FSC seeks candidates for the technical working group for implementing the FSC Policy on Conversion

FSC is seeking candidates with practical experience in compensation, restitution and restoration for a technical working group tasked with developing a mechanism to translate the FSC Policy on Conversion into operational practices.

The call for applications will be open from 15 July to 2 August 2019. read more …


Tuesday, 09 July 2019
FSC risk assessments: what about unapproved countries?

As of 30 June 2019, any country that does not have an approved FSC risk assessment published on the FSC Document Centre becomes an unassessed area. Extended company risk assessment (ECRA) are needed before any material can be sourced from these countries. read more …


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 …


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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