Forest Certification

23 April 2024 11:44

Türkiye: Union sustains FSC joint inspections, strengthens fight for forest sustainability

 

In a bid to uphold the principles of sustainable forestry, the BWI-affiliated TARIM ORMAN-İŞ has actively participated in the regular workplace inspections conducted by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as a key member of the FSC International.Read more...


20 December 2023 15:55

The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and LabourStart urgently call on you to join us in demanding that the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) reverses its impertinently flawed decision to maintain chain-of-custody certificates and uphold FSC certification systems in Myanmar under military junta rule.Read more...


27 April 2023 08:37

Coen Van der Veer, BWI Director for Wood and Forestry presented the outcomes of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) General Assembly held last October 2022, which among others, adopted a motion that secures the free access of trade union representatives to FSC-certified worksites and plants to talk to the workers employed.Read more...


10 March 2022 07:35

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) suspended all trading certificates in Russia and Belarus and blocked all controlled wood sourcing from the two countries as a response to Russia’s aggressive invasion of Ukraine.
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07 March 2022 14:00

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC International) has announced that all timber coming from Russia and Belarus are now considered “conflict timber.”
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25 October 2021 09:45

The FSC International has elected to its Board of Directors Mark Asante Ofori, General Secretary of the Ghana’s Timber Woodworkers Union (TWWU). Representing the social chamber south from 2021 to 2025, Ofori replaces Rulita Wijayaningdyah of KAHUTINDO-Indonesia. Read more...


05 April 2021 06:00

GS Facket, The Swedish union of forestry, wood and graphical workers, called on the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to stop providing certifications to raw materials exported by Myanmar’s military junta. Read more...


25 February 2021 13:15

BWI started its “Workers’ Voices Webinar Series” with a discussion on stewardship in the forestry and value chain on 17 February. Read more...


10 February 2021 13:50

PEFC is extremely concerned about the recent developments in Myanmar. In response, it is seeking assurances from the Myanmar Forest Certification Committee (MFCC - the national member for PEFC in Myanmar) and the one PEFC chain of custody certified company in the country that the rights of workers and trade unions are not being infringed.Read more...