Technical Updates


Friday, 17 February 2017
FSC revokes probation and disassociates from the Schweighofer Group

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to revoke the Schweighofer Group’s probation status and disassociate from the group. read more …


Thursday, 09 February 2017
Online Course on Controlled Wood Standard Now Available

The online course on the FSC controlled wood standard gives an introduction to FSC-STD-40-005 V3-0 Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Wood. The course is designed to provide a foundation-level understanding of the main concepts of the standard. read more …


Thursday, 19 January 2017
Open for Second Consultation: FSC Policy for Association Procedural Documents

All stakeholders are invited to comment on the latest drafts of two procedures – FSC-PRO-10-004 and FSC-PRO-01-009 – that prescribe how the FSC Policy for Association is applied. Both drafts are open for a second public consultation from 18 January to 3 March 2017. read more …


Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Revised Brazilian National Risk Assessment Published

Effective immediately, FSC approved a revised national risk assessment for the country of Brazil, specifically controlled wood category 4 (wood harvested in forests being converted to plantation or non-forest uses). read more …


Friday, 13 January 2017
FSC Board approves plan to address false claims in the FSC system

Board of Directors (© FSC GD)© FSC GDThe Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) international Board of Directors has approved a new approach for addressing misleading and false claims in the FSC system. The set of actions compliments the newly revised CoC standard. read more …


Wednesday, 04 January 2017
FSC Publishes Revised Chain of Custody Standards

(© FSC GD)© FSC GDThe FSC Board of Directors has approved revised FSC chain-of-custody standards FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0 and FSC-STD-20-011 V4-0. The revised standards will become effective on 1 April 2017. read more …



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