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Technical Updates


Saturday, 01 January 2011
FSC launches Lake States Regional Initiative

FSC-US is pleased to announce the launch of our latest regional development initiative, FSC Lakes States, which will offer FSC stakeholders in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan a forum for growing the regional FSC marketplace and certified forestland base. read more …


Wednesday, 01 December 2010
Public Consultation of the Reclaimed Standard: FSC-STD-40-007

Please review the draft of the FSC-STD-40-007 for public consultation. read more …


Wednesday, 01 December 2010
Revised Trademark Standard for Certificate Holders: FSC-STD-50-001 V1-2

FSC received considerable feedback from stakeholders on the first version of the FSC Trademark Standard for Certificate Holders (FSC-STD-50-001) launched in March 2010. This feedback identified the need for several immediate revisions to make use of the FSC trademarks simpler, more coherent, and relevant to changing market demands. read more …


Wednesday, 01 December 2010
Transitory Requirement Advice Notes

On November 23, 2010 FSC-International issued three advice notes: two related to FSC-STD-40-004 v2-0 and one related to FSC-STD-40-005 V2-1. read more …


Monday, 01 November 2010
Proposed Revisions to LEED: Vote "Negative, with reason"

On October 25, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) opened voting on revisions to the certified wood credit in LEED. read more …


Wednesday, 01 September 2010
New Group CoC Eligibility for US

At the 2008 General Assembly, Policy Motion 12 was approved requiring FSC to research and develop a process that allows Group CoC eligibility criteria to be adapted to regional socio-economic conditions. During 2009, FSC-US conducted a pilot study in which research and stakeholder consultation was carried out in order to define ‘small’ businesses in the context of the US economy that should be eligible for group CoC certification. read more …