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 End Link
1 FSC Ecosystem Services Strategy Describes how FSC will develop new tools for FSC
certificate holders that strengthen incentives for responsible forest
Public Consultation Ecosystem Services 12 May 2015 12 June 2015 Click here for full details
2 Proposal for FSC
Procedure for Demonstrating the Impact of Forest Stewardship on Ecosystem
Services (FSC-PRO-30-002)
Will create the framework for verifying the impacts
of FSC-certified forest management on ES.
Public Consultation Ecosystem Services 12 May 2015 12 June 2015 Click here for full details
3 First two risk assessments (Brazil and Finland) of the FSC
Centralized National Risk Assessment (CNRA) for Controlled Wood Category Three
FSC risk assessments will eventually underpin the
sourcing of controlled wood according to the revised Controlled Wood – Chain of Custody
Standard (FSC-STD-40-005 V3-0) currently under review.
Public Consultation Controlled Wood 8 May 2015 8 June 2015 Click here for full details
4 Rules that will regulate the use of the Standard for Company
Evaluation of FSC Controlled Wood (FSC-STD-40-005 V2-1)
New normative requirements are needed to enforce
the phase out of company risk assessments, which will be captured in a new,
normative FSC Advice Note.
Public Consultation Controlled Wood 18 May 2015 18 June 2015 Click here for full details
5 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

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