Technical Updates


Monday, 13 November 2017
Embarking on the final stages of the National Forest Management Standard

(© FSC GD)© FSC GDWith public consultations and testing completed, FSC Canada anticipates the final version of the standard to be ready for 2018. read more …


Monday, 31 July 2017
Public Consultation On A Revised Pesticides Policy Now Open

All stakeholders are invited to participate in an online consultation for a revised pesticides policy (Draft 1-0). You can provide feedback from 31 July until 29 October 2017. read more …


Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Group Certification To Undergo Minor Revision

WE CERTIFY FORESTS BIG AND SMALL – So we understand that these forests are, in turn, managed by individuals and groups of all shapes and sizes. You may not know, for example, that nearly half of Europe’s forest land is owned by private individuals who often manage very small plots. Those forest managers – known as smallholders or small and community producers – who take care of a small area of forest can include Indigenous Peoples, communities, and family foresters, who practice low-intensity forest management. (© FSC GD/Christian Irrgang)© FSC GD/Christian IrrgangThe FSC Standard for Group Entities in Forest Management Groups (FSC-STD-30-005 V1-0) is scheduled to be revised in the third quarter of 2017. read more …


Friday, 30 June 2017
Changes To The Directive On FSC Controlled Wood

(© FSC)© FSCFSC announces changes to the controlled wood requirements related to timber legality legislation in the Directive on FSC Controlled Wood. You can find the directive hereread more …


Tuesday, 20 June 2017
FSC Public Consultation on draft CoC Advice Notes and Interpretations

(© FSC)© FSCOn Tuesday, June 6, FSC launched a public consultation on a set of advice notes and interpretations for the new FSC Chain of Custody Standard (FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0). Comments are due by July 6, 2017. read more …


Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Transaction verification to be introduced in bamboo supply chains

(© FSC A.C.)© FSC A.C.Mandatory transaction verification of the bamboo supply chain will be introduced in the second half of 2017, due to discoveries of inaccuracies. read more …



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