Through these tumultuous times, FSC and our certificate holders are working hard to maintain the strength and resilience of our system. We will keep you updated with all the latest developments. Read the latest updates.
COVID-19 Update for CBs
We have updated the derogation that allows certification bodies unable to conduct on-site audits to either postpone the audit or replace it with desk audits. Internal auditors of group and multi-site certificates will soon be given similar options.
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Russian FSC-certified Company Preserves Vast Area of Fish-Spawning Forest Belts
In Russia, the FSC-certified company ‘Ustyansky Timber Industry Complex’ (abbreviated in Russian as ‘ULK’) has decided to voluntarily preserve more than 23,000 hectares fish spawning protection forest belts along rivers, after these areas lost their state protection.
FSC Introduces New Okoume Transaction Verification
The new round of transaction verification for okoume will cover FSC claims made between 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. The deadline for certificate holders to submit requested transaction verification data is 29 September 2020.
Spanish Experimental Plot Adopts the New FSC Forest Carbon Monitoring Tool
The Galician Forestry Association (abbreviated in Spanish as “AFG”), recently used the new FSC Forest Carbon Monitoring Tool to measure the positive impacts of their forest management practices on carbon sequestration.
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