Technical Updates


Wednesday, 05 December 2018
FSC establishes technical working group for group certification standard revision

FSC GD New Approaches (© FSC GD/Christian Irrgang)© FSC GD/Christian IrrgangSeven technical experts will revise the FSC-STD-30-005 V1-1 FSC Standard for Group Entities in Forest Management Groups within the scope of FSC forest management certification. One of the proposed changes calls for the standard under revision to be now titled as FSC Group Certification Standard. read more …


Monday, 19 November 2018
Chain of Custody Project Certification Consultation - Deadline 13 January

FSCStakeholders are invited to comment on revised draft standards FSC-STD-40-006 Chain of Custody Standard for Project Certification and FSC-STD-20-011 Chain of Custody Evaluations from 13 November 2018 to 13 January 2019. read more …


Friday, 09 November 2018
New Procedure and Guide aims to streamline National Forest Stewardship Standards

Technical NewsADAM, born from the FSC Global Strategic Plan 2015-2020, will help standard development groups to focus on the issues that matter most to our stakeholders. read more …


Monday, 01 October 2018
Forest Management Group Standard Revision Begins

Group Scheme RevisionAfter 10 years of use, the Secretariat will revise FSC-STD-30-005 V1-1 FSC Standard for Group Entities in Forest Management Groups with the aim of making it more accessible for big operations, smallholders and communities. read more …


Monday, 03 September 2018
Open for second consultation: Revised FSC Trademark Use Guide for Promotional Licence Holders

Please provide comments on the second draft of the FSC Trademark Use Guide for Promotional Licence Holders through our FSC Consultation Platform. The deadline to send your comments is 1 October 2018. read more …


Thursday, 02 August 2018
FSC is seeking applications from certified group managers for international pilot

UK Forestry (© Edward Parker)© Edward ParkerFSC plans to test whether including a forestry contractor to a group of private forest owners who have already achieved FSC certification will decrease the costs of managing their forests responsibly. read more …



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