FSC International – Forests for All Forever

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200,793,732 ha certified
34,040 CoC certificates
1,568 FM/CoC certificates

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Project title

Revision of FSC-GUI-30-003 V1 FSC Guidelines for the Implementation of the Right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)


Joachim Meier-Dörnberg

Start date

Monday, 19 February 2018

End date

March 2020 

First consultation start date

2 March 2018

First consultation close date

2 May 2018

Organizational process assets



Purpose of the document

To offer guidance on how to ensure conformity with Principles 3 and 4 of the FSC Principles and Criteria, specifically criteria about land use rights and customary rights, to forest operations that are FSC certified; Indigenous Peoples, traditional peoples, and local communities living in and around FSC-certified operations; and FSC-accredited certification bodies auditing FSC national forest stewardship standards.

Strategic alignment


The project aims to deliver on success criteria 1.4.1, 1.4.4, 2.1.1, 2.1.4, and 2.3.3.

Working group


Technical experts


Technical writer

Pamela Perreault






2 March 2018

In accordance to PRO-01-001 Development and Revision of FSC Normative Documents, FSC opened a 60-day public consultation on critical themes in the FPIC discussion paper.

Public consultation 
opened on 02 March.