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FSC-GUI-30-003 V2.0


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; j.meier-doernberg@fsc.org

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

No. Name Sub-chamber Email contact
1. Mr. Lilian Laurin Barros Social South laurinlilianbarros@gmail.com
2. Ms. Lisbet Christoffersen Environmental North lc@ifro.ku.dk
3. Mr. Larry Joseph Social North larry.joseph@me.com
4. Mr. Mauricio Leiva Economic South Mauricio.Leiva@arauco.cl
5. Mr. Chris McDonell Economic North Chris.Mcdonell@rayonieram.com
6. Ms. Maria Trujillo Environmental South maria_yosh@yahoo.es

Technical experts

Ms. Isabel Garcia Drigo (Certification Body representative); isabel@imaflora.org

Technical writer

Ms. Pamela Perreault; p.perreault@ca.fsc.org


Date Activity Link
02 March 2018 In accordance with PRO-01-001 Development and revision of FSC normative documents, FSC opened a 60-day public consultation on critical issues in the FPIC discussion paper. Public consultation
opened on March 2 and closed on May 1, 2018, currently under analysis. Click here to read the Discussion Paper - Public Consultation Version.
06 June 2018

The new FPIC Working Group was approved to implement the revision of the Guidelines FSC-GUI-30-003 V1 FSC for the Implementation of the Right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).

07 August 2018

First in-person meeting of the FPIC Working Group held in Lisbon, 25 to 28 June 2018, to dicsuss the scope, work products and work plan of the FPIC Working Group and to start developing content to draft 1. of the FPIC Guidance documents.