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FSC Principles and Criteria for Forest Stewardship FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2 EN _print versionFSC Principles and Criteria for Forest Stewardship

FSC Principles and Criteria for Forest Stewardship FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2 EN _print version

Type:Standard (STD)
Version 1-0 Date:Wednesday, 1 June 1994
Current Version Date:Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Keywords:std-01-001, p&C, standard

FSC is an international organization that provides a system for voluntary accreditation and independent third-party certification. This system allows certificate holders to market their products and services as the result of environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable forest management. FSC also sets standards for the development and approval of FSC Stewardship Standards which are based on the FSC Principles and Criteria. In addition, FSC sets standards for the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies (also known as certification bodies) that certify compliance with FSC’s standards.
Based on these standards, FSC provides a system for certification for organizations seeking to market their
products as FSC certified.

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