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Keeping the FSC credible

Topic | 3 July, 2015 at 10:01

Ecological and socially responsible forest management can, and is, being practiced worldwide. This kind of forest management seeks to ensure that the forest ecosystem is not damaged, that only low volumes of trees that can be sustained by the...

Greenpeace documents FSC progress on key problems

Press release | 3 November, 2008 at 0:00

Following two years' of research, Greenpeace's 'Holding the Line' report lists key recommendations for improvement of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and its progress towards a new level of performance and credibility.

Intact Forest Landscapes

Publication | 29 June, 2011 at 10:37

Greenpeace released a new report compiling the latest science about the critical importance of intact forests and the devastating effect of pushing roads through them or logging them. The report goes further to show how to protect the intact...

Holding the Line with FSC

Publication | 11 March, 2011 at 11:09

Key findings from a re-evaluation of performance, progress and weaknesses, with recommended changes that are essential to FSC credibility.

The case for a moratorium on FSC certification in the Congo Basin

Publication | 29 March, 2011 at 12:08

Greenpeace is calling for a moratorium on new certification in the Congo Basin.

Crisis for FSC in the Congo Basin?

Publication | 25 May, 2011 at 17:23

Greenpeace and many other Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) members and stakeholders are seriously concerned that an increasing number of FSC certificates are being granted around the world to logging companies that do not meet the international...

FSC Case Studies

Publication | 4 August, 2014 at 11:02

To keep FSC certification as a credible tool to help protect forests, Greenpeace International is publishing a series of case studies exposing controversial operations that are posing the greatest risk to the FSC’s integrity. We will also be...

New analysis finds over 100 million hectares of intact forest area degraded since 2000

Press release | 4 September, 2014 at 15:11

Washington, 4 September 2014 - New analysis and maps released today reveal the alarming speed at which the world’s largest expanses of forest wilderness are being degraded. More than 104 million hectares – an area three times the size of Germany...

Amazon and the FSC

Publication | 3 September, 2001 at 0:00

Holding the line with FSC - Volume II

Publication | 3 November, 2008 at 11:02

Over the past 12 years, FSC has created the leading model for credible certification of responsible forest stewardship worldwide. It is founded on the collaboration and shared commitment amongst its diverse environmental, social and economic...

FSC voluntary forest certification in deep crisis

Blog entry by Tatiana Khakimulina | 4 August, 2014 2 comments

I have worked at Greenpeace Russia as a forest engineer for the past two years, focusing on monitoring logging activities by FSC certificate holders in the Boreal forest zone. I strongly believe that the FSC system is now in its...

FSC at a Crossroads

Blog entry by Catharine Grant | 12 May, 2014 1 comment

Greenpeace considers the Forest Stewardship Council to be the only credible global certification standard for good forest management. There are many reasons for this, but it is mostly because FSC is a three-chamber system that has...

Statement regarding CIB - FSC certification

Publication | 29 May, 2006 at 11:33

A big step forward but unresolved sawmill and governance issues threaten credibility of FSC certificate.

Proud to be part of FSC at its best

Blog entry by Judy Rodrigues | 14 September, 2015

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)'s adoption of its commitment to protect Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs). The decision was made – some entertainment thrown in – at the last FSC General...

Orgullosos de formar parte de la resolución del FSC

Blog entry by Judy Rodrigues | 14 September, 2015

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FSC doing its part to protect the Amazon

Blog entry by Paulo Adario | 11 September, 2015

I had the pleasure and privilege to attend the last Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) general assembly in September 2014, where over 90% of the membership voted to protect Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs). This was an important step for...

The Forest Stewardship Council can help protect Canada's Boreal Intact Forest Landscapes

Blog entry by Catharine Grant | 17 July, 2015 1 comment

Two weeks ago, Greenpeace Africa's Irene Wabiwa-Betoko wrote about the need for Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) protection in the Congo Basin, and expressed the hope that FSC's new commitment to IFLs protection could help shift the...

FSC makes big strides

Blog entry by Judy Rodrigues | 12 September, 2014

This week, Greenpeace has been squirreled away in meetings with members of the FSC's General Assembly, the membership body that makes decisions about how FSC is governed. To be frank, we've been pretty critical of FSC over the last...

FSC is failing to protect Russia's intact forest landscapes

Blog entry by Alexey Yaroshenko | 21 August, 2014

As one of the main contributors to our latest report on the role that the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has been playing in the destruction of some of Russia's last intact forest landscapes, I must respond to FSC's statement . ...

FSC suspends three of Resolute's certificates

Blog entry by Grant Rosoman | 12 December, 2013

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) was created in 1993 to allow companies and the public to identify products coming from responsibly managed forests. In order to protect the world’s last remaining intact forests, consumers and...

Why FSC's move to protect Intact Forest Landscapes is key for the Congo Basin

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | 3 July, 2015

In September 2014, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) members voted with an overwhelming majority at their General Assembly to protect "the vast majority" of Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) in and around FSC certified forest...

Re-source: market alternatives to ancient forest destruction, part three of three

Publication | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

Re-Source: Market Alternatives to Ancient Forest Destruction is the second in a series of Greenpeace reports aimed at the corporate consumers of forest products to help them end their role in ancient forest destruction.The first report, Buying...

Re-source: market alternatives to ancient forest destruction, part two of three

Publication | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

Re-Source: Market Alternatives to Ancient Forest Destruction is the second in a series of Greenpeace reports aimed at the corporate consumers of forest products to help them end their role in ancient forest destruction.The first report, Buying...

Re-Source: market alternatives to ancient forest destruction, part one of three

Publication | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

Re-Source: Market Alternatives to Ancient Forest Destruction is the second in a series of Greenpeace reports aimed at the corporate consumers of forest products to help them end their role in ancient forest destruction.The first report, Buying...

Merbau's last stand

Feature story | 17 April, 2007 at 0:00

Consumer demand for luxury flooring and furniture is driving a rare tree species to commercial extinction. And it will take more than the Australian government's global illegal logging fund to save it.

Don't Finnish the forests

Feature story | 22 April, 2005 at 0:00

The stillness of the night is broken by the sound of air raid sirens, rock music and chainsaws. Men in balaclavas and combat gear prowl around, looking in windows, blowing horns in the ears of anyone they can get close to.

Over 100 million hectares of forest wildernesses are suffering shocking degradation

Blog entry by Ilona Zhuravleva | 4 September, 2014 3 comments

After many months of hard graft on mapping and many more hours for further calculations, and laying out the data in tables and charts, we can now, for the first time, say loud and clear that our largest forest wildernesses are...

FSC puts business interests first

Blog entry by Asti Roesle | 26 August, 2014

As a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in Switzerland, as well as a Greenpeace campaigner focused on doing everything I can to protect our planet's last untouched forests, I am alarmed that FSC has already decided to...

Can the FSC logo ensure protection of the world’s most valuable forests?

Blog entry by Daniel Brindis | 15 April, 2014

It seems obvious, but any operation certified as “responsible forest management” should not threaten the world’s most important forests. Although the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) features protecting High Conservation Value Forests...

Resolute's flawed 'Controlled Wood' threatens FSC's credibility

Blog entry by Catharine Grant | 29 August, 2013

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a certification system designed to ensure that wood comes from socially and ecologically responsible practices. Because the FSC label helps consumers distinguish wood products from well-managed...

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative does not stand up to the Forest Stewardship Council

Blog entry by Catharine Grant | 15 January, 2015

For years, conservation organizations have insisted that the only forest certification scheme that delivers socially and environmentally responsible forest practices is the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). While not perfect, FSC has a...

After 20 years it is time for the FSC to properly protect Intact Forest Landscapes

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 9 September, 2014 1 comment

Last night I spoke at the Forest Stewardship Council's (FSC) General Assembly's 20th Anniversary celebration event. As one of the founding members of the FSC, Greenpeace still believes that FSC remains the most credible system for...

Working together for a stronger FSC

Blog entry by Judy Rodrigues | 26 June, 2013 1 comment

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) was created in 1993 to allow companies and the public to identify products coming from responsibly managed forests. Two decades later, the FSC remains the only credible forest management...

Styx Valley protesters claim win

Press release | 24 November, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace and The Wilderness Society today claimed a win in their campaign to protect Tasmania´s Styx Valley, after loggers failed to show up for work following environmentalists´ peaceful occupation of a logging coupe. Two activists are hanging...

Global action for ancient forests

Feature story | 23 June, 2003 at 0:00

Throughout the world, ancient forests are under threat. Many of the plants and animals that live in these forests face extinction. And many of the people and cultures who depend on these forests for their way of life are at risk. We are taking...

Forest Certification Scheme Ignores Human Rights Violations in the Congo Basin

Blog entry by Danielle van Oijen, Forest Campaigner | 27 March, 2012 4 comments

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) industrial logging is still totally out of control. Ongoing social conflicts, including extreme violence, rape and human rights abuse prompted Greenpeace International to file a complaint in...

APRIL walks away from the FSC

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 19 June, 2013 1 comment

Did it see the writing on the wall? Notorious Indonesian pulp and paper producer APRIL has had a chequered history with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). But late last week we heard that the relationship has finally came to...

Danzer feels the bite as the FSC show its teeth

Blog entry by Danielle van Oijen | 21 May, 2013 1 comment

To the layperson the world of forest certification is often a technical one that does not seem to operate at what could be called a breakneck pace. However, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has this week reached a landmark decision...

Precious wood harvested sustainably

Image | 30 May, 2000 at 1:00

Precious wood harvested sustainably, with Forest Stewardship Council™ logo.

Ancient forest destruction

Video | 14 February, 2007 at 15:07

How would you feel is your home was torn down around you? Sir David Attenborough, Ewan McGregor and Andy Serkis lend their talents to this illustration of how forest communities are suffering precisely this fate as a result of illegal and...

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