Friday, 30 March 2012
Next Steps in the FSC Principles and Criteria Review Process
The revised FSC Principles and Criteria (P&C) have been approved by the FSC Membership. Now, there are several steps to be taken in order to operationalize the P&C as the new FSC Forest Stewardship Standard that can be used around the globe for the certification of responsible forest management.
In summary, these steps include:
• Publication of the approved revised Principles and Criteria;
• Development of International Generic Indicators (IGI);
• Transfer of National Forest Stewardship Standards;
• Development of a Generic Standard for Certification Bodies.
The revised Principles and Criteria will be published in April to the FSC website.
During the next steps of the P&C review process, FSC will provide a dedicated website to be a central information source for those interested and participating in each phase of development.
FSC has launched a new website aimed at guiding FSC stakeholders through the development of International Generic Indicators (IGI).
Online now at www.igi.fsc.org, this resource provides an overview of next steps in the IGI process as well as the work plan and timeframe.
Stakeholder may also stay informed on all policy developments through the FSC Technical Updates newsletter.