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Status: Revised standard published 18 December 2015


Title: Requirements
for sourcing FSC Controlled Wood
Code: FSC-STD-40-005
Type: Standard
Coordinator: Joanna Nowakowska
of the document:
This standard outlines the requirements for a
due diligence system for FSC chain of custody certified organizations to avoid
material from unacceptable sources.
of the revision:
The purpose of this process was to strengthen the standard and the controlled wood
system, following the passing of Motion 51 of the 2011 FSC General
Environmental Chamber
Judy Rodrigues (Greenpeace)
Sean Cadman (The Wilderness Society)
Miguel Pacheco Ganoza (WWF)

Social Chamber
Peter Wood (Independent Consultant)
Dwi Rahmad Muhtaman (Re.Mark Asia)
Chris van der Goot (Foundation Ecohout)

Economic Chamber
Anders Hildeman (IKEA)
Stewart Begg (SCA)
Kevin O'Grady (Pinnacle Consulting)

Technical experts
Gary Dodge (FSC-US)
Peter Feilberg (Nepcon)
Martha Nuñez (Independent consultant – previously representing the Social Chamber but
elected as an FSC Board member)


Date Activity Link
18 December 2015 Publication of revised standard Download standard
News item
December 2015 Synopsis of the stakeholder consultation on the second revised draft (and the
finalization of the standard)
Read synopsis
August 2015 The FSC Board of Directors decide not to approve the advice note, and made a number
of decisions regarding the revision of the standard and controlled wood
News item
February - July 2015 Field testing in Canada and Russia Overview and related documents
May - June 2015 Draft advice note to change how the standard is implemented (using risk assessments) published
for stakeholder consultation
2014 Field tests of the draft standard in Australia and Romania Report
May - July 2014 Stakeholder consultation on the second draft of the revised standard Synopsis
September - November 2013 Stakeholder consultation on the first draft of the revised standard Synopsis
May - July 2013 Consultation on controlled wood, interim measures Read more
November 2011 Chamber-balanced working group was assembled Read more