Monitoring & Evaluation

Measuring the impacts of our certification on forests, people and forest management practices is a priority for FSC.

Monitoring and evaluation (© FSC A.C.)© FSC A.C.Given the broad scope of our work, we rely on several different approaches to assess our social, economic and environmental impacts.

Internally generated data

Internally Generated DataA large amount of information is generated about FSC’s impacts within the FSC system through certification assessments of forests. Each FSC certified forest management unit must have an annual assessment, resulting in a report that describes the actions the manager or owner has taken to gain, or maintain, their FSC certification. Find out more...

Independent Studies

Independent Reports on FSCFSC both promotes and follows independent research and case studies carried out by universities, research institutions and other organizations. These studies include a wide variety of information types: analyses of certification reports and corrective action requests; ecological field studies; socio-political case studies; and economic analyses of timber markets. Find out more...

ISEAL Alliance

ISEAL AllianceFSC is a member of the ISEAL Alliance, the global association for social and environmental standards systems. Together with other ISEAL members, the Monitoring and Evaluation Program has developed a Code of Good Practice for Assessing the Impacts of Social and Environmental Standards. During the course of 2011, we cooperated closely with other members to further revise the code and related documents. The Impacts Code requires FSC (and other standards systems) to understand the changes they seek to bring about and measure their progress towards those changes. Find out more...

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