Press Releases


Tuesday, 26 April 2016
Moving towards Motion 65: FSC to engage on New Forest Management Standard

(© Forest Stewardship Council A.C.)© Forest Stewardship Council A.C.MONTREAL, April 26, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) will implement a new forest management standard in Canada, only after considerable stakeholder engagement ensures this new standard reflects the opinions of all stakeholders, as far as possible. read more …


Friday, 10 July 2015
FSC wins National Conservation Achievement Award

FSC wins National Conservation Achievement Award (© FSC US)© FSC USSince 1966, the US National Wildlife Federation – a member of the Forest Stewardship Council environmental chamber based in the United States, with more than four million members of its own – has honored individuals and organizations with its National Conservation Achievement Award, known as the ‘Connie’. Designed to recognize outstanding contributions to protecting wildlife, previous honorees include film stars Robert Redford and Bette Midler, US Vice President Al Gore, and US President Jimmy Carter. read more …


Friday, 16 January 2015
FSC Canada partners with the National Aboriginal Forestry Association to discuss Free, Prior and Informed Consent with First Nations in the forest sector

Mistik Management Ltd. (© Al Balisky)© Al BaliskyMore than 50 forest managers, technicians, academics, lawyers, industry representatives and First Nations chiefs, from across the nation attended a meeting to discuss  Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) and enhance momentum and recognition of First Nations environmental, cultural, and economic stewardship of their homelands.  read more …


Thursday, 18 December 2014
FSC Issues Advice Note as First Step to Ensure System Remains Transparent following Resolute FP Canada legal action

Advice Note (© FSC A.C.)© FSC A.C.Bonn, Germany/Montreal, Canada (18 December 2014) Today, the Forest Stewardship Council has issued a new Advice Note to prevent situations where an FSC certificate is upheld without having a basis in a valid certification decision by an independent third-party certification body. This action follows the legal action by Resolute Forest Products against Rainforest Alliance to prevent an audit report from being published. read more …


Friday, 21 November 2014
Forest Stewardship Council Takes Steps to Ensure System Remains Transparent Following Resolute FP Canada Legal Action

Bonn, Germany/Montreal, Canada (21 November 2014) Following legal action by Resolute Forest Products (Resolute) against Rainforest Alliance to prevent an audit report of its activities from being published, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to amend its processes so that similar actions cannot be repeated by FSC certificate holders in the future. read more …


Thursday, 23 January 2014
FSC Canada launches leading initiative to Strengthen Aboriginal Peoples’ Rights in Canadian Forests

Shaputuan on the Mushuau-Nipi (© Valerie Courtois)© Valerie CourtoisRigorously applying Free, Prior and InformedConsent (FPIC) to FSC’s standards for Forest Management read more …



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