Technical Updates


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 …


Thursday, 01 August 2019
Certificate Status Watch

FSC certificate holders and promotional trademark licence holders can monitor the status of their suppliers' certificates using the certificate status watch tool, available via the FSC trademark portalread more …


Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Participate in our consultation: review report of the procedure for development and revision of FSC normative documents

The procedure specifies how FSC normative documents are developed, reviewed and revised. The review report on FSC’s main standard setting procedure (FSC-PRO-01-001) is now available for public consultation until 31 August 2019. read more …


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 …



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