Status: Consultation Open from 18 January - 03 March 2017
|Title:||Policy for the Association of Organizations with FSC (PfA)|
|Start Date:||April 2014|
|Purpose:||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.|
|Objective(s):||To equip FSC with a safeguard against organizations accountable for unacceptable activities.||Working Group:||
Danielle van Oijen, Greenpeace (Netherlands)
Kanitha Krishnasamy, Individual member and TRAFFIC Southeast Asia Program Manager (Malaysia)
Leo van der Vlist, Netherlands Centre for Indigenous Peoples (Netherlands)
Maria Tysiachniouk, Center for Independent Social Research (Russia)
Ryan Dahl, International Paper (USA)
Lineu Siqueira Jr, Individual member (Brazil)
Gerrit Marais, SGS/South Africa
Vivian Peachey and Francois Dufresne, FSC Canada
||Second public consultation for the second draft versions of the two PfA procedures: 1) FSC-PRO-10-004 Due Diligence Evaluation for Association with FSC; 2) FSC-PRO-01-009 Procedure for Evaluating Compliance with the FSC Policy for Association.||All information – second drafts of both procedures and comment form; the consultation report from the first consultation; and a stakeholders guide to the PfA, including a cross – walk from Draft 1 to Draft 2 of the procedures – can be found here.|
||The first public consultation is underway on the draft procedures used to put the FSC Policy for Association (PfA) into action: The PfA Due Diligence Procedure and the PfA Evaluation Procedure. The consultation closes on 16 December. To facilitate meaningful stakeholder engagement, FSC International invites your participation in an interactive webinar, offered in both English (28 November and 5 December) and Spanish (29 November).||All information on the Webinars can be found here.|
||60-day public consultation opens for draft versions of two PfA supplementary procedures, including: 1. FSC-PRO-10-004 Due Diligence Evaluation for Association with FSC 2. FSC-PRO-01-009 Procedure for Evaluating Compliance with the FSC Policy for Association||All information – drafts of both procedures and a comment form; the second draft of the PfA and the consultation report; and, a stakeholder’s guide to the PfA– can be found here.|
||Summary of comments received on the second revised draft of FSC-POL-01-004 V3-0 Policy for the Association of Organizations with FSC.
||Read summary of comments|
||Compilation of comments received during second stakeholder consultation.
||Read compilation of comments|
||Draft Version 2 of the Policy for Association of Organizations with FSC (FSC-POL-01-004) is published.
||Read draft version 2|
|01/12/2015 - 29/01/2016
||Second 60-day public consultation opens.
||Summary of comments received on the first revised draft of FSC-POL-01-004 V3-0 Policy for the Association of Organizations with FSC.
||Read summary of comments|
|29/09/2015 - 01/10/2015
||The Policy for Association (PfA) Working Group held its third face-to-face meeting in Bonn from 29 September to 1 October 2015||Read 'Summary and Next Steps'|
||A compilation of all the comments received during the first stakeholder consultation of the FSC Policy for Association(PfA) (8 June to 13 September 2015), and corresponding responses/observations from the FSC Quality Assurance Unit (QAU).||Read comments received during first stakeholder consultation|
||FSC stakeholders are also invited to participate in a one-hour call-in meeting with FSC International staff and ask questions that will help inform the consultation process of the Policy for Association drafts.
||To better share information on the changes being proposed to these core documents, a recorded webinar will be made available to stakeholders.
||First consultation on FSC Policy for Association drafts extended to 13 September 2015
||Read Technical News update|
||First 60-day public consultation opens. If after the first round of public consultation there are substantive, unresolved issues, a second round shall be required.
||Draft Version 1 of the Policy for Association of Organizations with FSC (FSC-POL-01-004) is published.
||A group of FSC members with professional experience in the field of question, is selected to advise and provide content related input to the development or revision process of Policy for Association of Organizations with FSC (FSC-POL-01-004), equally representing the perspectives of the social, environmental and economic chamber of the FSC membership.||Read Terms of Reference|