Technical Updates

Monday, 23 January 2012
Public consultation open: The development and revision of FSC normative documents

The Working Group established in response to Motion 35 (GA 2008) and Motion 36 (GA 2011) was given the task to develop a document that governs the process of developing and revising normative documents in the FSC system in a transparent, consistent and predictable manner. The Working Group started operating in July 2011 and is now proud to present the final first draft for public consultation.

FSC-PRO-01-001 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, including FSC policies, standards, procedures, and addenda in the FSC system that are normative for certification bodies and certificate holders.

The objective of this procedure is to ensure the credibility of the FSC Normative Framework, by incorporating the values of transparency, participation and fairness into the processes for their development and revision, and through compliance with international best practice for standards development.

Please, access the draft standard here. Comments shall be sent to comment form.

The deadline for submitting comments is 29 February 2012.

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