Revisiting: FSC CoC Social Indicators

We need to begin with an apology to our regular readers.  The article below was posted here in early March.  This was just before COVID19 turned our world upside down, so we suspect that many of you did not have much attention to spare.  Because the subject is...

SFI Standard Revision – almost out of time

Two weeks ago, we offered some general observations on the major revision that the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is conducting of its family of standard documents.  This is an important process for a number of reasons.  If you are certified to any of the SFI...

What is COVID19 doing to FSC, SFI, & PEFC?

One of our little consulting business’ best features is the opportunity, over more than 12 years, to interact with the remarkable and diverse collection of colleagues, clients, and friends who share our interests.  Forest land management – where our roots run...

SFI Standard Revision – open comment period

A wise person once said that “the world is run by those who show up.”  We agree and always encourage anyone with a stake in the forest product certification standards to make themselves heard when updates and revisions are on the table.  Most of the new...

FSC CoC: Adding Social Indicators?

We are watching an important new initiative by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) that promises to disrupt and complicate the Chain of Custody (CoC).  The proposal is to revise the CoC certification program, inserting a novel set of new requirements – the “FSC Core...

The Importance of Doing Things Right

In our busy day-to-day world of work and business, it is natural to take certain things for granted. Things like honesty, fairness, professionalism, and business ethics.  Here at MixedWood – in our strange little world of certification consulting and auditing services...