Current Consultations

FSC develops new and reviews and revises policies, standards and procedures on a regular basis.

Current Consultations picture (© FSC A.C.)© FSC A.C.This process involves wide consultation with stakeholders. The FSC standard-setting process is transparent, democratic and inclusive with many opportunities for the public to participate.

It is this process that has allowed FSC to become an important and recognized forum where innovative solutions have become possible with the support of all stakeholders interested in forestry issues.


FSC invites stakeholder comments on the following consultations:

# Name Purpose Type Program Start Date End Date Link
1 Second public consultation on the revised General requirements for FSC accredited certification bodies (FSC-STD-20-001) Regular revision process Public Consultation General 27 May 2015 31 July 2015 Click here for full details
2 Policy for the Association of Organizations with FSC To protect the FSC brand from reputational risk resulting from organizations associated with FSC being involved in activities that contradict the core values of FSC. Public Consultation Quality Assurance 8 June 2015 10 August 2015 Click here for full details
3 Proactive FSC Policy for Association Evaluation To enable FSC to proactively evaluate allegations of possible FSC Policy for Association violations as an alternative, or prior to, a complaint being filed. Public Consultation Quality Assurance 8 June 2015 10 August 2015 Click here for full details
4 Due diligence evaluation for the association with FSC To screen organizations for compliance with the FSC Policy for Association prior to their association with FSC and on an ongoing basis. Public Consultation Quality Assurance 8 June 2015 10 August 2015 Click here for full details
5 Interim National Standards Procedure for Certification Bodies to develop Interim National Standards Public Consultation Forest Management 1 July 2015 1 September 2015 Click here for full details

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