Proactive FSC Policy for Association Evaluation (Discussion draft)

Status: Consultation Closed


Title: Proactive FSC Policy for Association Evaluation
Code: N/A
Type: Discussion Draft
Coordinator: Karen Steer
Start Date: 8 June 2015
Purpose: To enable FSC to proactively evaluate allegations of possible FSC Policy for Association violations as an alternative, or prior to, a complaint being filed.
Objective(s): To proactively investigate potential FSC Policy for Association violations outside the formal and resource-intensive complaints process.
Working Group: Environmental Chamber
Danielle van Oijen, Greenpeace (Netherlands)
Kanitha Krishnasamy, Individual member and TRAFFIC Southeast Asia Program Manager (Malaysia)

Social Chamber
Alan Smith, Individual member (Germany)
Maria Tysiachniouk, Center for Independent Social Research (Russia)

Economic Chamber
Ryan Dahl, International Paper (USA)
Lineu Siqueira Jr, Individual member (Brazil)

Certification Body
Gerrit Marais, SGS/South Africa

Network Partner
Vivian Peachey and Francois Dufresne, FSC Canada

Frank Katto


Date Activity
April 2014
The FSC Policy for Association working group is tasked with advising and providing content related to the development of the Proactive FSC Policy for Association evaluation. Read Terms of Reference
8 June 2015
Discussion Draft of the Proactive FSC Policy for Association evaluation is published.
Read draft
8 June 2015
60-day public consultation opens. If after the first round of public consultation there are substantive, unresolved issues, a second round shall be required.
Submit your comments
7 Aug 2015
Consultation on FSC Policy for Association drafts extended to 13 September 2015
Read Technical News update
13 Aug 2015
To better share information on the changes being proposed to these core documents, a recorded webinar will be made available to stakeholders.
View webinar
3 Sep 2015
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.
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