Technical Updates


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 …


Tuesday, 09 April 2019
Transaction verification in oak flooring supply chains

FSC will introduce transaction verification in oak flooring supply chains from 9 April 2019. All affected certificate holders must submit their recent purchase and sales data to their certification body by 9 June. read more …


Friday, 15 March 2019
Progress made in developing new policy on conversion

The relevant working group is tasked with developing a holistic policy on conversion, as part of implementing Motion 7 (GA2017). It is comprised of six members equally representing economic, environmental and social interests, in addition to equal representation of the global South and global North. read more …



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