FSC Statement in Response to BBC Report – November 2020
The BBC recently reported on allegations against the Korindo Group (Korindo) concerning its oil palm operations in Indonesia. The report referenced the action taken by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) following the FSC Policy for Association complaint made against Korindo in 2017. It also presented new information that alleges Korindo used fire for land clearing.
Impact Stories from Around the World
Reflecting positive social, environmental and economic change in communities across the world.
The Value of FSC for Businesses
We have tailored solutions for different sectors, from furniture to pulp and paper. And we provide additional tools for businesses that choose to work with us, such as marketing materials to promote your collaboration with FSC.
What It Means When You See the FSC Labels on a Product
Each label provides information about the origin of the materials used to make the finished and labeled product. FSC labels can be found on millions of products around the world – from toilet rolls to your favourite book, to that milk carton in your fridge, and other food products. What does the label mean? Simply put: by choosing products with FSC labels, you are helping to take care of the world’s forests.
COVID-19 Update for CBs
We have updated the derogation that allows certification bodies unable to conduct on-site audits to either postpone the audit or replace it with desk audits. Internal auditors of group and multi-site certificates will soon be given similar options.
Russian FSC-certified Company Preserves Vast Area of Fish-Spawning Forest Belts
In Russia, the FSC-certified company ‘Ustyansky Timber Industry Complex’ (abbreviated in Russian as ‘ULK’) has decided to voluntarily preserve more than 23,000 hectares fish spawning protection forest belts along rivers, after these areas lost their state protection.
News in Czech Republic
FSC Introduces New Okoume Transaction Verification
The new round of transaction verification for okoume will cover FSC claims made between 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. The deadline for certificate holders to submit requested transaction verification data is 29 September 2020.
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Thoughts from FSC’s Director General