Technical Updates


Monday, 12 October 2015
Have your say on UK forestry certification - protecting the rights of forest workers

Worker FSC UK forest (© FSC UK)© FSC UKEvery five years, the standard against which forest management in the UK is assessed for FSC certification, the UK Woodland Assurance Standard or UKWAS, is revised. The revision process takes into account not only FSC’s international requirements, reflected in our Principles and Criteria, but also the views of the many other stakeholders in UK forests. read more …


Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Have your say on UK forestry certification: How productive should a forest be?

Dyffnant Forest (© FSC UK)© FSC UKEvery five years, the standard against which forest management in the UK is assessed for FSC certification, the UK Woodland Assurance Standard or UKWAS, is revised. The revision process takes into account not only FSC’s international requirements, reflected in our Principles and Criteria, but also the views of the many other stakeholders in UK forests. read more …


Wednesday, 09 September 2015
FSC Online Claims Platform (OCP) now ready for use

FSC Statement (© FSC G.D.)© FSC G.D.The FSC has released a new and improved version of the online claims platform (OCP). read more …


Wednesday, 09 September 2015
Update on Controlled Wood Company Risk Assessments

Board decision (© FSC G.D.)© FSC G.D.Company risk assessments will no longer be eliminated on 31 December 2015, as previously communicated; rather company risk assessments will be phased out over time by replacing the current standard – that allows these risk assessments - with a revised standard – that after a transition period will no longer allow company risk assessments in their current form. read more …


Monday, 07 September 2015
Have your say on UK forestry certification: PAWS, Veteran Trees and Deadwood

Deadwood (© FSC UK)© FSC UKEvery five years, the standard against which forest management in the UK is assessed for FSC certification, the UK Woodland Assurance Standard or UKWAS, is revised. The revision process takes into account not only FSC’s international requirements, reflected in our Principles and Criteria, but also the views of the many other stakeholders in UK forests. read more …


Tuesday, 01 September 2015
FSC Chain of Custody standard: draft released for second consultation

FSC CoC (© FSC I.C.)© FSC I.C.The second draft of the Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard (FSC-STD-40-004) is open for consultation from 1 September 2015. This revised draft is accompanied by a discussion paper that proposes a range of options to provide better assurance for FSC transactions between FSC Certificate Holders. read more …



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