Technical Updates

Wednesday, 19 December 2018
FPIC working group meets face-to-face to develop draft v1.0 of revised FPIC guidelines

The free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) working group recently met to continue revising the FSC Guidelines for applying FPIC within the forest management certification scope. The group included six FSC International members, one technical advisor from a certification body and three liaison persons, one to the Board of Directors, one to the Policy and Standards Committee and one for the Permanent Indigenous Peoples Committee. They were supported by a technical writer, a facilitator and the project coordinator. read more …

Friday, 14 December 2018
Consultation open on proposal for FSC forestry contractor certification

The New Approaches for Smallholders and Communities Certification project has established an international working group to develop a proposal on the inclusion of forestry contractors in the FSC system. A consultation on the proposal will be open until 6 January 2019read more …

Tuesday, 11 December 2018
New UK Controlled Wood National Risk Assessment Published

FSC Controlled WoodA revised controlled wood National Risk Assessment (NRA) for the UK, approved this month by FSC International, concludes that there is a low risk of wood coming from five categories of unacceptable sources read more …

Wednesday, 05 December 2018
Controlled wood strategy process extended to March 2019

(© FSC GD)© FSC GDOn 5 November 2018, the controlled wood strategy process advisory group recently requested that the FSC International Board of Directors extend the deadline for publishing the controlled wood strategy from December 2018 to March 2019. The FSC International Board of Directors approved this extension. read more …

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 …

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