Technical Updates


Friday, 12 May 2017
Ends Soon: The first public consultation on Demonstrating the Impact of Forest Stewardship on Ecosystem Services

FSC have made a procedural document for certificate holders and a discussion paper on market tools and trademark use available for feedback from stakeholders. The consultation period runs from 24 March to 21 May 2017. Please remember to submit your feedback. read more …


Thursday, 04 May 2017
FSC starts stakeholder engagement on roadmap process for the Schweighofer Group after disassociation case

(© FSC GD)© FSC GDThe Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has gathered a group of international stakeholders in Bucharest (Romania) from 3 to 4 May 2017 to begin the stakeholder engagement process that is to lay the groundwork for a roadmap towards ending the disassociation with the Schweighofer Group (HS). read more …


Wednesday, 03 May 2017
ASI lifts suspension of Bureau Veritas

Removal of suspension (© FSC GD)© FSC GDEffective on 28 April 2017, Accreditation Services International (ASI) has lifted the suspension of certification body Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS after the company has satisfactorily addressed and corrected the non-conformities that led to the sanction in place since October 2016. read more …


Wednesday, 03 May 2017
UK national forest stewardship standard conditionally approved

UKWAS Revision 2015 (© FSC UK / C. Davies)© FSC UK / C. DaviesThe revised draft of the FSC national forest stewardship standard for the UK has received conditional approval from FSC International’s Policy and Standards Committee (PSC). read more …


Thursday, 06 April 2017
FSC Conditionally Approves Roadmap to End Disassociation from APP

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Board of Directors has agreed to conditionally approve a roadmap towards ending disassociation from Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) at their 74th meeting in Jogjakarta (Indonesia) last February 2017. read more …


Tuesday, 04 April 2017
FSC Board confirms decision on requirements for latest active ingredients added to ‘Highly Hazardous’ Pesticides list

In November 2015, the FSC International Board of Directors decided to suspend the need for derogations (temporary approvals) for the use of new active ingredients added to the FSC List of ‘Highly Hazardous’ Pesticides (FSC-STD-30-001a EN) in its February 2015 update. read more …



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