Technical Updates


Wednesday, 27 May 2020
ASI suspends BM Trada

Assurance Services International (ASI) has suspended Warringtonfire Testing and Certification Limited, trading as BM TRADA for FSC Accreditation for Chain of Custody (COC) worldwide (excluding China) scope on 10 February 2020. The suspension decision was subject to an appeal by the certification body and therefore, the publication was put on hold until the conclusion of the appeal process, for which the result confirmed the validity of the suspension. read more …


Wednesday, 13 May 2020
Covid-19 Updates

FSC has published derogations and interpretations which allow temporary adjustments to some FSC auditing and certification processes, in response to the restrictions on travel etc. necessitated by the current pandemic. read more …


Friday, 15 November 2019
Consultation: Forest Management Group Standard

The FSC standard for forest management groups (FSC-STD-30-005) is currently being revised. The technical working group in charge of the revision had two in-person meetings before finalising the first draft. Now this document is ready for a public consultation from 8 November 2019 until 10 January 2020. read more …


Monday, 30 September 2019
'Is it FSC?' delivery checklist – free to all UK-based certificate holders

The FSC chain of custody certification standard requires that procedures are in place to check suppliers’ sales and/or delivery documentation which accompanies FSC-certified material. It also requires that suppliers of FSC-certified materials include certain information in sales and/or delivery documents.

FSC UK is producing a pocket-sized checklist to support you in checking deliveries of FSC-certified materials. read more …


Thursday, 12 September 2019
Controlled wood implementation guidance available

(© FSC GD)© FSC GDFSC has created four guidance documents to support stakeholders in implementing the controlled wood standard FSC-STD-40-005 Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Woodread more …


Wednesday, 21 August 2019
First draft of the FSC Policy on Conversion now open for public consultation

The first draft of the FSC Policy on Conversion (FSC-POL-01-007 V1-0 D1-0) is now available for a public consultation.

FSC’s Policy on Conversion was developed to guide the review and revision of relevant FSC Principles and Criteria, and to advise the national standard developers in creating the corresponding indicators.

In addition, the policy will provide overall guidance to the Policy of Association and other elements of the normative framework which regulate conversion. read more …



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