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Controlled Wood Background Documents


Standard for Company Evaluation of FSC Controlled Wood

This standard has been designed to allow companies to avoid trading in illegally harvested wood, wood harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights, wood harvested in forests where high conservation values are threatened by management activities, wood harvested in forests being converted to plantations or non-forest use, wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted.

Standard for Company Evaluation of FSC Controlled Wood: FSC-STD-40-005

FSC Directive on FSC Controlled Wood

FSC received various comments from Certification Bodies and stakeholders requesting a reduction in the number of normative documents to make the documented certification system more comprehensible. FSC therefore combined all previous Advice Notes into single documents which are called “directive”. A directive includes all advices issued in relation to a single standard. The relation to a standard is reflected in the document code. Where new interpretation is approved, these will be added to the directive and the revised document will be reissued.

FSC Directive on FSC Controlled Wood: FSC-DIR-40-005

FSC Controlled Wood Standard for Forest Management Enterprises

This standard specifies basic requirements applicable at the forest management unit (FMU) level for forest management enterprises to demonstrate to a company or third party certification body that wood supplied is controlled. It allows forest management enterprises to provide evidence that the wood they supply has been controlled to avoid wood that is illegally harvested, harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights, harvested in forest management units in which high conservation values are threatened by management activities, harvested in areas in which forests are being converted to plantations or nonforest use or harvested from forests in which genetically modified tress are planted.

FSC Controlled Wood Standard for Forest Management Enterprises: FSC-STD-30-010 (version 2-0)

FSC evaluation of the impacts and implementation of the Controlled Wood System

This report aims to provide the FSC, its network members, partners, and stakeholders, with a resource for having an informed discussion on the current impacts of the Controlled Wood (CW) system, and to guide the understanding of the anticipated implications when determining future applications of Controlled Wood. This report also provides recommendations to improve upon the current Controlled Wood system, as well as longer-term strategies and activities aimed at increasing the amount of forests managed under the FSC system.

FSC Evaluation of Controlled Wood (Discussion Draft), June 2011

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A guide for FSC Chain of Custody certified companies

This guide is to support FSC Chain of Custody certified companies to implement the FSC Controlled Wood requirements for ‘uncertified wood’ in their FSC Mixed product groups.

FSC Controlled Wood User Friendly Guide, 2007

Get Involved!

Now in high gear, the Controlled Wood revision process offers many opportunities for your participation – including two rounds of stakeholder consultation on the standard drafts.

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