Technical Updates


Thursday, 25 January 2018
Call for National Risk Assessment Working Group Participants

(© FSC)© FSCApplications due: February 9, 2018 read more …


Monday, 15 January 2018
National Risk Assessment Update

(© FSC)© FSCThe National Risk Assessment (NRA) seeks to determine the risk designation for all 5 controlled wood categories, following the framework established by FSC International. The National Risk Assessment for Canada, once approved, will replace Company Risk Assessments currently used by FSC Certificate Holders sourcing non-certified material originating in Canadian forests. read more …


Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Modification of Auditing Rules for the Revised Controlled Wood Standard

(© FSC)© FSCFSC announces a new advice note (FSC-ADV-20-011-09) in the FSC Directive on Chain of Custody Evaluations on the issue of transitioning from V2-1 to V3-1 of the controlled wood standard FSC-STD-40-005 Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Woodread more …


Monday, 20 November 2017
FSC Publishes Revised Trademark Standard

The FSC International Board of Directors has approved the revised Trademark Standard FSC-STD-50-001 (V2-0) Requirements for use of the FSC trademarks by certificate holders. The revised standard will become effective on March 1, 2018. read more …


Wednesday, 15 November 2017
FPIC and HCV: A Human Approach to Landscapes and Communities

The intersection between the two controversial topics of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) and high conservation values (HCV) was explored in a side event at the FSC General Assembly. read more …


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 …



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