Start date
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Title

Technical working group on the Mix label and controlled wood statements

Status

Finished

Type

Trademark

Coordinator

Julian Nierentz

Program Manager (Trademark Management)

j.nierentz@fsc.org

Start Date

November 2019

End Date

June 2020

Purpose

The work of the group supports the implementation of the Strategy for MIX products and Controlled Wood, Action 4.1 and Action 4.2.:

 

Action 4.1. Change the wording of the text on the FSC Mix label so that it reinforces truth in labelling.

Action 4.2. Allow FSC-certified organizations to communicate about controlled wood in line with the objectives of this strategy. If they choose to do so, they must use standardized statement(s) and instructions that will be developed by FSC.

Objective

Develop a proposal aligned within the technical working group about how to standardize communication about controlled wood in the Mix label and in promotional statements for FSC licence holders.

Working Group members

Laura St. Peter
Certification Services Associate, NEPCon, US

 

Jason Grant
Representing World Wildlife Fund US, Environmental Chamber North

 

Johan Olausson
Environmental Sourcing Coordinator, Tetra Pak, Sweden, Economic Chamber North

 

Uwe Sayer
Director at FSC Germany

 

Timeline

November 2020
FSC announces to change the label text in 2022

“Supporting responsible forestry” is the new text of the MIX label. The new label will be launched in January 2022 with a transition period of 2.5 years. Read the news article.

June 2020
84th meeting of the FSC Board of Directors

Decision by the FSC Board of Directors to accept the proposal of the Technical Working Group.

May 2020
Policy and Standards Committee (PSC) meeting

PSC reviewed the proposals developed by the TWG.

April 2020
Public consultation closed on April 6, 2020

Please find the consultation report here.

February 2020
Public Consultation open
December 2019
Working group established (see membership above)
April 2019

Approval of the Strategy for MIX products and Controlled Wood asking to change the MIX label text and introduce controlled wood statements (see 'Purpose' above).