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Letter from Guntars Lagūns, Managing Director

Posted on 20 January 2016

Not sure if many have noticed, but it is ten years since ASI was established. At that time, our shareholder understood that keeping assurance processes in-house is not in line with their strategy, as their core competence is standard setting and promotion of responsible forest management. With this decision, a new highly-specialized organization, ASI, was established,…
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Public Consultation – FSC Auditor and Training Registry Procedure and FSC Auditor Registry Transition Procedure

Posted on 18 January 2016

ASI would like to invite FSC-accredited Conformity Assessment Bodies to contribute to the revision of two draft Procedures: FSC Auditor and Training Registry and FSC Auditor Registry Transition. Please find the Procedures for download here: ASI-PRO-20-112- FSC Auditor and Training Registry Procedure-V1.0-DRAFT 1.0 ASI-PRO-20-113- FSC Auditor Registry Transition Procedure-V1.0-DRAFT 1-0  The public consultation period will…
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ASI suspends two RSPO CABs after compliance investigation

Posted on 11 January 2016

As a follow up on the compliance investigations conducted in September 2015, ASI has suspended two RSPO Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) as of 31 December 2015 : Control Union (Malaysia) SDN. BHD. and PT Mutuagung Lestari. These were the first compliance assessments for the RSPO accreditation program, conducted at a selection of RSPO certified and…
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IUCN Green List consultation now open

Posted on 17 December 2015

The Performance Standard for the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas is currently under public consultation, in accordance with the ISEAL Standard-Setting Code. You are encouraged to contribute to the Green List Performance Standard by reviewing and commenting on the draft by 15 January 2016 here. As IUCN’s appointed assurance partner for the GLPCA…
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ASI expands global presence: Regional office opens in Kuala Lumpur

Posted on 23 November 2015

On Friday, 13 November 2015, ASI opened its new regional office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The regional office has been in planning for over a year, and the opening event – coordinated and hosted by Jessie Ooi, ASI Regional Representative in Asia – connected a group of more than 20 individuals from a dozen local sustainability…
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