Forest Program

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Forest Program (© © FSC A.C./ J.C. Reyes)© © FSC A.C./ J.C. ReyesThe Forest Program is in charge of the development and revision of the FSC Normative Framework related to Forest Management Certification.

This maintenance and implementation of the FSC Normative Framework is done through several project lines, which can be found below.

FSC FM Normative Framework

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The Forest Program develops and revises the FSC normative documents related to Forest Management Certification. This also includes the development of Standards Interpretations. Find out more ...

International Generic Indicators

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To facilitate the implementation of the FSC Principles and Criteria Version 5 (P&C V5), the FSC Board of Directors instructed the FSC Secretariat to develop a set of International Generic Indicators (IGIs). Find out more ...

National Standards

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The Forest Program guides and supports the transfer of FSC Forest Stewardship Standards to national conditions, through the development of National Standards. Find out more...

High Conservation Values

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The Forest Program advises on the identification and management of High Conservation Values (HCVs), specified in Principle 9 of the FSC Principles and Criteria. Find out more...



The Forest Program develops the FSC’s pesticide policy and linked standards, aims to avoid using highly hazardous pesticides, and to promote alternatives and non-chemical methods of pest management in FSC certified forests. Find out more...

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