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FSC Publishes New Version of the Procedure for the Development and Revision of FSC Normative Documents

Monday, 4 January 2016

On 1 January 2016, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) published the amended Procedure for the Development and Revision of FSC Normative Documents (FSC-PRO-01-001).

The procedure specifies the requirements and procedures to be followed by FSC for the development, approval and revision of all documents that comprise the FSC normative framework (with the exception of national forest stewardship standards).

Version 3-1 was developed to incorporate a decision from the FSC Board of Directors that allowed deviation from this procedure in cases of small changes to technical normative documents, or in cases of alignments of normative documents. Some small corrections and editorial updates have also been made.

The next regular review of the procedure is due in 2017


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