A Free 5-Minute Story From the Airport

Last week was a bit of a milestone for the staff here at MixedWood.  After 15 months of remote-only business, we made our first client visit since the start of the pandemic.  Working face-to-face has always been our preferred way of doing business.  We are...

Living in the Real World

When our third-party certification programs for forestry and forest-based products were invented about 25 years ago, they tested a promising and new idea.  The idea was to employ and leverage the powerful influence of markets and commerce for promoting and encouraging...

Webinars on FSC CoC Labor requirements

We received another email from FSC-US’ Policy and Standards forum, with information on a pair of webinars scheduled for late this month.  The webinars will be (we think) presented by staff from FSC-International in Bonn and are likely to provide an eye-opening...

Update from FSC-US on CoC Labor Requirements

The US affiliate of FSC maintains a Policy and Standards Forum to facilitate communication within the community of active practitioners and certifiers.  They posted a very well-written summary of the new CoC Labor Requirements that we wrote about last week.  It...

New CoC Labor Requirements from FSC

After years of confused and dysfunctional debate, FSC seem to have finally reached a resolution to the question of whether to include Social Indicators in its Chain of Custody standard.  An announcement was released today by email from the Policy office in Bonn.  It...

FSC ADVICE-19 WITHDRAWN

This brief post is to update – one last time, we hope – the story we shared in September and October about FSC’s ill-considered policy decision about species documentation for Chain of Custody (CoC) companies.  Click here to read our original post on the subject. ...