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Monday, 27 June 2016
Leroy Merlin and FSC Drive Sustainability Ethos through Furniture

Leroy Merlin (© FSC Italia)© FSC ItaliaA cornerstone of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) ethos of protecting forests for future generations is raising consumer awareness and encouraging ethical choices. read more …

Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Consultation, consultation, consultation!

SDG (© SA Forestry)© SA ForestryThe first draft of the SA National FSC standard was released for public comment in early January this year. The Draft standard was emailed to an extensive mailing list of stakeholders from all three FSC chambers and across the spectrum of growers in South Africa. A downloadable version of the draft standard can be found hereread more …

Wednesday, 02 March 2016
FSC Controlled Wood Standard Approved and Published

Controlled Wood (© FSC GD)© FSC GDThe Forest Stewardship Council Board of Directors recently approved the Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Wood (FSC-STD-40-005 V3-0). The standard has now been published on the FSC International website, and it is planned that it will enter into force on 1 July 2016. read more …

Wednesday, 02 March 2016
Open call for stakeholders and technical experts to join working group for revision of FSC Pesticides Policy

Forest Management (© FSC GD)© FSC GDFSC is looking for stakeholders and technical experts (not exclusive to FSC membership) to join an interest-balanced working group to revise our pesticides policy. The group will identify the best feasible approach to reducing the use of chemical pesticides in FSC-certified operations, and to preventing, minimizing and mitigating the environmental and social impacts of chemical pesticide use. read more …

Wednesday, 02 March 2016
SENCATA’s FSC activities on track

On a recent field-visit, Annah Agasha Project Manager at the FSC Africa Regional Office in Uganda, took a closer look at the Ssese Island Nature Conservation and Tourism Association (SENCATA) project activities and discussions with SENCATA’s project managers. The main objective was to evaluate the association’s progress on its 2015 SHF project activities. read more …

Wednesday, 02 March 2016
Motion 12 Working Group updates

As stipulated by Policy Motion 12 of the 2014 Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) General Assembly (GA) – a motion that was supported by the Environmental, Social and Economic chambers – a chamber-balanced working group was established to address conversion related issues. read more …

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