FSC Standard for Group Entities in Forest Management Groups (FSC-STD-30-005 V1-1)
|Title:||FSC Standard for Group Entities in Forest Management Groups|
|Start Date:||17 August 2017|
|Purpose:||This standard specifies the requirements for the evaluation and certification of group entities (the certificate holder) managing a group of forest management units under a single certificate, a process referred to as ‘group certification.'|
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FSC Director General Kim Carstensen approved the revision of the standard.
|17.08.2017||Group Certification Now Open for 30-Day Consultation
Minor changes have been made to the FSC Standard for Group Entities in Forest Management Groups (FSC-STD-30-005 V1-0) to clarify and simplify requirements related to smallholders, with a full revision to come in 2018. The consultation is open to all stakeholders from 17 August to 16 September.
Public Consultation finalized
Between 17 August to 16 September 2017, the public consultation for the minor revision of the FSC Standard for Group Entities in Forest Management Groups (FSC-STD-30-005 V1-1) was conducted. 56 stakeholders participated in this process. The majority supported the proposed changes. – All contributions have been equally analysed, objections been incorporated. In addition to it, all stakeholder quotes will be used to inform the ongoing major revision process.
Revised Group Standard now available on the website
The FSC Standard for Group Entities in Forest Management Groups (FSC-STD-30-005 V1-1) is now available on the FSC website (https://ic.fsc.org/en/document-center/id/317). The effective date for on the ground application is 1 April 2018.
Alignment of the FSC Standard for Group Entities in Forest Management Groups (FSC-STD-30-005 V1-1) to revised standards FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0 Chain of Custody Certification and FSC-STD-50-001 V2-0 Requirements for use of the FSC trademarks by certificate holders is under development. In the meanwhile, the following procedure applies as of 01 April 2018:
Code: INT-STD-20-001_21; Requirement (s): Clause 4.8.2; Publication date: 15 March 2017
Question: Where a newer FSC standard contradicts an older FSC standard, should CBs follow the newer standard?
Answer: (III) There is a contradiction between rules in different standards. In this case the newer rule supersedes the older rule.