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The process to develop, review and revise normative documents is comprehensive, transparent, inclusive and robust, aiming to promote stability and predictability within the FSC system.
An internal steering committee is established to oversee the process and a working group to provide technical input and advice during the entire development or revision process of a normative document. Some of these working groups are balanced between environmental, social and economic membership. Interested stakeholders are invited to actively participate in a consultative forum.
The Policy and Standards Unit develops a draft normative document in collaboration with the working group. Public stakeholder consultation is carried out on the first public draft and where needed on following public draft versions before the working group is ready to recommend a final draft for approval by the Board of Directors.
We actively seek input from our membership and other stakeholders, which is fundamentally important for the consensus-building that we foster around even controversial issues. Current normative documents are reviewed and where necessary revised according to a regular cycle. The revision process is implemented following the same requirements as the development process of a new normative document.
We follow the Code of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environmental Standards produced by ISEAL, the global association for social and environmental standards systems. FSC is the only forest certification system recognized by ISEAL as following best practice in standard setting.
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