Technical Updates


Thursday, 02 May 2019
Revision of forest management groups' standard has begun

The working group in charge of revising FSC-STD-30-005 V1-1 FSC Standard for Group Entities in Forest Management Groups has already agreed on various points during their first in-person meeting in Sweden. read more …


Thursday, 02 May 2019
National risk assessment for USA available

Effective 5 April 2019, organisations seeking to source controlled wood from the USA – except Alaska, Hawaii and outlying territories – are required to use the latest FSC risk assessment to conform with standard FSC-STD-40-005 Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Woodread more …


Thursday, 02 May 2019
FSC launches revised pesticides policy

The FSC International Board of Directors recently approved the revised FSC Pesticides Policy. The new version will be effective from August 2019. read more …


Wednesday, 01 May 2019
Controlled wood strategy approved

The FSC International Board of Directors approved the controlled wood strategy on 30 April 2019. read more …


Tuesday, 16 April 2019
FSC risk assessments for Argentina, Colombia, Thailand, Hungary, and Slovenia are now available

With effect from 16 April 2019, organisations seeking to source controlled wood from Argentina, Colombia, Thailand, Hungary or Slovenia are required to use the latest FSC risk assessments to conform with standard FSC-STD-40-005 Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Woodread more …


Tuesday, 09 April 2019
Consultation on free, prior and informed consent guidelines

A public consultation on the new version of the FSC Guidelines for Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) was launched on 20 March. FSC asks stakeholders to give their feedback by 19 May 2019. read more …



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