Technical Updates


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 …


Monday, 30 November 2020
Covid-19 Updates

FSC has published derogations and interpretations which allow temporary adjustments to some FSC auditing and certification processes, in response to the restrictions on travel etc. necessitated by the current pandemic. read more …


Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Contacting FSC UK during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Telephone (© Annie Spratt)© Annie SprattIn line with Welsh Government guidelines, the FSC UK team continue to work from home. read more …


Wednesday, 27 May 2020
ASI suspends BM Trada

Assurance Services International (ASI) has suspended Warringtonfire Testing and Certification Limited, trading as BM TRADA for FSC Accreditation for Chain of Custody (COC) worldwide (excluding China) scope on 10 February 2020. The suspension decision was subject to an appeal by the certification body and therefore, the publication was put on hold until the conclusion of the appeal process, for which the result confirmed the validity of the suspension. read more …


Friday, 15 November 2019
Consultation: Forest Management Group Standard

The FSC standard for forest management groups (FSC-STD-30-005) is currently being revised. The technical working group in charge of the revision had two in-person meetings before finalising the first draft. Now this document is ready for a public consultation from 8 November 2019 until 10 January 2020. read more …



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