FSC International – Forests for All Forever

Facts & Figures

195,330,198 ha certified
33,506 CoC certificates
1,514 FM/CoC certificates

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Normative documents under development, review or revision

FSC policies, standards, and procedures govern our activities and ensure that the FSC brand remains equitable, credible and practical.

Our development, review and revision process is comprehensive, transparent, inclusive and robust, aiming to promote stability and predictability with the FSC system.

Ongoing processes and their respective status are shown below

Code Title Current Status
FSC-STD-30-005 V1-1 FSC Standard for Group Entities in Forest Management Groups Open for consultation
FSC-STD-60-004 V1-1 Intact forest landscape (IFL) indicators – international generic indicators (IGIs) First consultation is now closed. We are currently assessing feedback.

FSC-GD-30-009 V1-0 and FSC-GUI-60 009 V1-0 D1-2

Developing Guidance for High Conservation Values Public Consultation on the draft of HCV Guidance for Standard Development Groups open from 7 November 2017 to 5 January 2018 (FSC-GUI-60 009 V1-0 D1-2)
FSC-PRO-60-007 V1-1 EN Structure, Content and Development of Interim National Standards Published on 31 August 2016
FSC-STD-40-004 Chain of Custody Standard Published on 01 January 2017
FSC-STD-40-006 FSC Chain of Custody Standard for Project Certification Creation of first draft
FSC-STD-50-001 V2-0 Requirements for use of the FSC trademarks by Certificate Holders Published on 20 November 2017
FSC-STD-50-002 Requirements for promotional use of the FSC trademarks by non-certificate holders  Working Group Established to Revise FSC Trademark Standard
FSC-POL-01-004 Policy for Association FSC Policy for Association second consultation closed: Report now available
FSC-POL-30-001 FSC Pesticides Policy First consultation is now closed. We are currently assessing feedback.
FSC-PRO-30-006 Demonstrating the Impact of Forest Stewardship on Ecosystem Services First consultation closed: Report now available
Report on compliance with ILO Core Conventions principles Generic Criteria and Indicators for Compliance with the ILO Core Conventions Principles Published on 18 September 2017
ADVICE-20-007-018 V1-0 Advice Note for the interpretation of the default clause of Motion 65 Published on 01 January 2017