Technical Updates

Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Clearer way forward for UKWAS 4

(© FC England)© FC EnglandThe UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS) is the standard used in FSC forest management certification in the UK, and is in the process of being revised. Following the decision in October by the Policy and Standards Committee (PSC) not to approve the current draft, FSC International has now provided further detailed feedback on those areas where UKWAS 4 does not fully address the FSC Principles and Criteria. read more …

Monday, 28 November 2016
Open for Consultation: An FSC Carbon Footprint Procedure

All FSC stakeholders are invited to join a consultation on the possible introduction of a voluntary FSC Carbon Footprint Procedure. This procedure would assist FSC certificate holders in quantifying the greenhouse gas emissions and climate benefits related to FSC certified materials and products. The consultation period runs from 29 November 2016 to 10 January 2017. read more …

Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Controlled Wood Standard Amendments

Three changes – related to company-conducted and national risk assessments - were made to the revised controlled wood system at the July 2016 meeting of the organisation’s international Board of Directors. read more …

Tuesday, 08 November 2016
Controlled Wood Strategy Survey

(© T.Duda)© T.DudaThe FSC Controlled Wood Strategy covers a wide range of topics concerning controlled wood, from fundamental questions about the purpose of controlled wood, to specifics about what elements of the current requirements should be re-examined. read more …

Friday, 04 November 2016
Wanted: Consultative Forum Members For Project Certification Standard

All FSC stakeholders are invited to register their interest in taking part in a consultation about technical issues relating to the revision of the project certification standard (FSC-STD-40-006). read more …

Monday, 31 October 2016
Holzforschung Austria's FSC Accreditation Suspended Worldwide

SuspensionAccreditation Services International (ASI) has suspended the certification body Holzforschung Austria (HFA) from issuing FSC chain of custody (CoC) certificates worldwide. The suspension came into effect on 21 October 2016. read more …

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