Technical Updates


Tuesday, 04 May 2021
FSC Extends Validity of FSC Policy Responses to COVID-19 and Publishes Amended General Auditing Derogation FSC-DER-2020-001

All COVID-19 derogations and interpretations are now valid through 31 December 2021. Additionally, the general auditing derogation FSC-DER-2020-001 has been amended by adding one additional option for handling forest management re-evaluation audits. read more …


Monday, 15 March 2021
Consultation: Should FSC's Product Classification be Revised?

All stakeholders are invited to comment on the review report on FSC-STD-40-004a FSC Product Classificationread more …


Wednesday, 10 February 2021
Public Consultation Open: Generic Indicators for the Use of Highly Hazardous Pesticides

The second draft of FSC International Generic Indicators for the use of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (FSC-STD-60-004a) is available from 10 Feb 2021 through 18 April 2021 for public consultation and can be accessed here. We invite all stakeholders to provide feedback. read more …


Tuesday, 09 February 2021
Revised Ecosystem Services Procedure Available

A revised version of FSC-PRO-30-006 V1-1 Ecosystem Services Procedure: Impact Demonstration and Market Tools with small and administrative changes has been published. read more …


Wednesday, 03 February 2021
FSC Core Labour Requirements: New Versions of Chain of Custody Standards Available

The revised FSC Chain of Custody standards (FSC-STD-40-004 & FSC-STD-20-011) now include auditable social compliance requirements. read more …


Wednesday, 06 January 2021
FSC audits during the coronavirus pandemic

Since March 2020 FSC has responded to the health risks and travel restrictions brought about by the coronavirus pandemic by publishing, and updating in line with the developing situation around the world, derogations for FSC certification bodies unable to conduct on-site audits. read more …



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