Standard Development Group News

Friday, 23 September 2016
South Africa FSC Standard development process on track, and attracts international acclaim and interest

(© FSC IC)© FSC ICThe National FSC standard development process is on track and the innovative approach adopted by the Standard Development Group (SDG-SA) has attracted international attention and commendation. SDG-SA elected at the outset to develop a Standard tailored to the South African timber plantation industry that could be applied to all scales of forestry, very much in line with the FSC’s global strategic plan. read more …

Monday, 01 August 2016
Status on National Forest Stewardship Standards

Consultation (© FSC GB)© FSC GBProgress has been made towards finalizing National Forest Stewardship Standards for a number of countries: read more …

Tuesday, 12 July 2016
A look back at WoodEx 2016

Woodex2016 (© FSC Africa)© FSC AfricaFrom 9-11 June 2016, FSC Africa staff members attended the 4th bi-annual WoodEx exhibition, where we displayed a variety of FSC certified products ranging from packaging to wooden flooring, shutters and even lawn dressing. read more …

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 …

Friday, 08 January 2016
Release of V1.0 South African FSC Standard for public consultation

FSC FM Audit – Felicity Henman-Weir inspects operational plans in-field whilst conducting an FSC FM audit. (© Warren Nelson)© Warren NelsonThe first draft of the National FSC Standard has been released for public consultation (see standard here).  This is the first phase of a 6-month consultation period (see timetable here). The consultation period for Version 1.0 is 04 January to 29 February 2016read more …

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