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Thursday, 01 November 2001
FSC Strengths Highlighted in Independent Study

The Meridian Institute, a Washington DC-based facilitation and conflict resolution firm, recently completed a collaborative study comparing the standards and processes of the FSC program to the American Forest and Paper Association’s Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) program. The study was a paper comparison of the two schemes, comparable to a desk audit. An on the ground comparison is planned for 2002. Though other studies had been conducted, FSC, SFI, and The Home Depot all agreed there was a need for an independent, third party study of the two programs. read more …


Thursday, 01 November 2001
South Carolina Gains First Certified Forest

Kearse Land and Timber Corporation (SW-FM/COC-159). read more …


Thursday, 01 November 2001
FSC-U.S. Forester Participates in Certifier Audit

Bill Wilkinson, FSC-U.S. Senior Forester, will serve on the audit team that will conduct the annual 'desk’ audit of Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) in Oakland, CA. The audit will take place the first week of December 2001. read more …


Monday, 15 October 2001
Heiko Liedeker announced as Executive Director of FSC International

Heiko Liedeker, Executive Director of FSC International, brings a unique blend of environmental planning and policy skills to his post at FSC. Before joining the FSC, Mr. Liedeker headed the European Certification Initiative for Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Switzerland. Previously, he operated out of Frankfurt, Germany as WWF’s Senior Forest Policy Advisor, Forestry Department Head, and European Forest Team Chairman. read more …


Monday, 15 October 2001
Percentage-based claims survey Comments Wanted!

FSC invites our stakeholders to fill out the survey on www.fscus.org regarding FSC’s policy on percentage-based claims (May 2000). The aims of the policy were to: allow for public recognition of products with less than 100% FSC-certified raw material, reduce the barriers facing industries that rely on a large number of suppliers, and promote greater education and outreach to small landowners on how the FSC system works for them. read more …


Monday, 15 October 2001
Announcing www.fscglobal.net and www.fscmunidal.net

FSC-U.S. recently launched this new portal website to serve as the center for FSC news around the world. read more …