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Current Processes

FSC provides opportunities for stakeholder participation in all development and review and revision processes of normative documents and informs about ongoing processes.

International Generic Indicators

To facilitate the implementation of the FSC Principles and Criteria Version 5 (P&C V5), the FSC Board of Directors instructed the FSC Secretariat to develop a set of International Generic Indicators (IGIs).

Controlled Wood Revision

The Controlled Wood standards system is currently revised in response to the FSC Membership Motion 51 at the June 2011 General Assembly.

Pesticide Derogation Procedure / Indicators and Thresholds

The FSC’s Procedure on Pesticide Derogations and the list of Indicators and Thresholds for the identification of ‘highly hazardous’ pesticides are being revised.

Accreditation standard for Chain of Custody evaluations

The revision of the Accreditation standard incorporates changes in the requirements for evaluations of CoC Multi-site and Group certificates and for Controlled Wood.

Group and Multi-site Chain of Custody

In September 2011, FSC established a Working Group to guide the review and revision process that aims to create a multiple-site standard covering both group and multi-site organizations.

Local adaptation of Generic Standards

FSC-STD-20-002 (V3-0) needs to be revised to reflect the stakeholder decision to phase-out Generic Forest Stewardship Standards and to provide CBs with a new set of requirements on how to use the IGIs and how to adapt them in a certification process.