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General Accreditation Standard (FSC-STD-20-001)
Status: Revised standard is published

Overview

Title: General requirements for FSC accredited certification bodies
Code: FSC-STD-20-001
Type: Standard
Coordinator: Dorothee Jung
Process Start Date: April 2014
Purpose: This standard specifies the accreditation requirements for all certification bodies operating FSC certification programs. The regular revision process aims to ensure the continued relevance and effectiveness of the general requirements for FSC accredited CBs.
Objective(s): Ensure that FSC certification programs are managed in a competent, consistent, impartial, transparent, rigorous, reliable and credible manner, thereby facilitating their acceptance on a national and international basis and so furthering international trade and promoting sustainable development.
Working Group: Environmental Chamber
Jakob Ryding (Forests of the World)

Social Chamber
Paula Montenegro (Asociación Civil Consejo de Manejo Responsable de los Bosques y Espacios Forestales)

Economic Chamber
Liviu Amariei (ASTRA Academy)

Technical experts
Meriel Robson (Soil Association), Etienne Kuzong (ASI)

Timeline

Date Activity Link
01 April 2016 Publication of new FSC-PRO-20-004 General Requirements for an FSC Training Programme Read document
01 April 2016 Summary of Stakeholder Comments and FSC Reponses on FSC-PRO-20-004 Read document
15 December 2015 Publication of revised standard Read document
15 December 2015 Crosswalk file Read document
15 December 2015 Results of second public consultation Read synopsis
15 December 2015 Compiled stakeholder comments and analysis of second public consultation Read comments
27 May 2015 Second revised draft FSC-STD-20-001 standard open for comment Consulation closed
27 May 2015 Results of the first public consultation Read synopsis
27 May 2015 Compiled stakeholder comments and analysis of first public consultation Read comments
01 December 2014 – 09 February 2015 First revised draft FSC-STD-20-001 standard open for comment Consultation closed

Downloads

  • FSC-PRO-20-004 V1-2 EN GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR AN FSC TRAINING PROGRAMME
    FSC-PRO-20-004 V1-2 EN GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR AN FSC TRAINING PROGRAMME
  • FSC-PRO-20-004 V1-0 Summary of Stakeholder Comments and FSC Responses
    FSC-PRO-20-004 V1-0 Summary of Stakeholder Comments and FSC Responses
  • FSC-STD-20-001 (V4-0) EN GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FSC ACCREDITED CERTIFICATION BODIES
    FSC-STD-20-001 (V4-0) EN GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FSC ACCREDITED CERTIFICATION BODIES
  • Crosswalk FSC-STD-20-001 V4-0 EN
    Crosswalk FSC-STD-20-001 V4-0 EN
  • Consultation report FSC-STD-20-001 V4-0 D2-0 EN
    Consultation report FSC-STD-20-001 V4-0 D2-0 EN
  • Compiled comments and analysis FSC-STD-20-001 V4-0 D2-0
    Compiled comments and analysis FSC-STD-20-001 V4-0 D2-0
  • FSC-STD-20-001 V4-0 D2-0 EN General Requirements for FSC CBs
    FSC-STD-20-001 V4-0 D2-0 EN General Requirements for FSC CBs
  • Consultation report FSC-STD-20-001 D1-0 EN
    Consultation report FSC-STD-20-001 D1-0 EN
  • Comment Analysis_FSC-STD-20-001 V4-0 D1-0
    Comment Analysis_FSC-STD-20-001 V4-0 D1-0
  • FAQ on FSC-STD-20-001 V4-0 D2-0 EN
    FAQ on FSC-STD-20-001 V4-0 D2-0 EN
  • Webinar recording FSC-STD-20-001 V4-0 D2-0
    Webinar recording FSC-STD-20-001 V4-0 D2-0
  • Webinar presentation_FSC-STD-20-001 D2-0
    Webinar presentation_FSC-STD-20-001 D2-0