Technical Updates


Friday, 15 February 2002
FSC Headquarters Announces Group COC Certification Policy

This month FSC headquarters announced a new policy to facilitate chain-of-custody certification for groups of small wood harvesting, processing, and retail operators. The new policy retains the rigor of individual-facility COC assessment, but provides for the sharing of many of the administrative aspects of certification, such as reporting and liaison with the certification body, by an organized group of small enterprises. read more …


Friday, 01 February 2002
Pacific Coast Regional Standards Open for Public Comment

The Pacific Coast Working Group of the Forest Stewardship Council-U.S. is pleased to announce the public review period for draft 6.0 of the Pacific Coast Regional Standards for Responsible Forest Stewardship. The review period will be from January 18, 2002 until March 20, 2002. read more …


Monday, 01 October 2001
First Set of Regional Standards Earns Final Approval

The final stage before any set of regional standards is complete is a rigorous review by the FSC International Board of Directors. Last week at their September 25-28 meeting in Oaxaca, Mexico, the board approved the U.S. Rocky Mountain Standards as the standards for environmentally and socially responsible, and economically viable forest management in the forests of the Rocky Mountain region of the U.S. read more …


Saturday, 15 September 2001
Regional standards for British Columbia nearing completion

The public comment period for the second draft of the British Columbia regional standards was recently completed, leaving only the completion of the final draft and endorsement by FSC International before the province has its own set of internationally recognized standards for responsible forestry. read more …