Technical Updates


Sunday, 04 April 2010
New FSC Trademark Standard

The FSC trademark guarantees customers that an FSC-labeled product has been verified as having been sourced from well-managed forests, controlled sources, recycled sources, or a mixture of these. Any company within the supply chain that manufactures, processes, transforms, or takes legal ownership of FSC fiber needs to be FSC chain of custody (CoC) certified in order to place an FSC label on a product or to make or pass on an FSC claim. read more …


Saturday, 12 December 2009
New US Forest Management Standard Close to Final

Last month, the FSC-US Board recommended draft 8.1 of the Forest Stewardship Council's US Forest Management Standard to FSC-International (FSC-IC) for final approval. Their vote marks the final stretch of a two-year standard revision process, which has included extensive involvement by a diverse FSC-US Working Group, Standards Committee, Board of Directors and stakeholders who participated in the two rounds of public comments and conference calls read more …


Monday, 30 November 2009
Plantations management standard comment period open until December 9

The draft standard for plantation management, Principle 10, of the FSC-US Forest Management Standard is available for the first 60-day phase of public consultation. FSC-US is committed to a consensus-based, inclusive and balanced standards development process, and all comments will be carefully considered by the FSC-US Board. read more …


Monday, 10 August 2009
USGBC Plans to Release Second Draft of Forest Certification Benchmark

The Materials and Resources Technical Advisory Group (MR-TAG) and staff of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) are finalizing revisions to the second draft of a benchmark with which the USGBC plans to assess the rigor of forest certification systems for recognition in the LEED green building rating system. read more …


Monday, 10 August 2009
Draft FSC-US Family Forest Standard Open for Public Comment in September

A key component of the current process to revise the FSC-US Forest Management Standard is the development of family forest-specific indicators and guidance. (“Family forests” are defined by FSC as being 2,470 acres or less). read more …


Monday, 10 August 2009
Public Comment Period on FSC Principles & Criteria Closes September 4

For the first time in almost 15 years, FSC’s International Center is engaged in a comprehensive process to review and revise the FSC Principles & Criteria (P&C). read more …