FSC International – Forests for All Forever

Facts & Figures

200,196,830 ha certified
33,865 CoC certificates
1,546 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 Fist publicationCurrent Status

Implementing free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC):A Forest Stewardship Council Discussion Paper

Public consultation opens on 02 March.
FSC-STD-60-004 V1-1 Intact forest landscape (IFL) indicators – international generic indicators (IGIs) Draft version of the International Generic Indicators (IGIs) developed for Intact Forest Landscapes (Motion 65 GA 2014) is published.

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

Developing Guidance for High Conservation Values Second consultation is now closed. We are currently assessing feedback.
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 Open for First Consultation: Draft Revised FSC Trademark Standard for Non-Certificate Holders First consultation open.
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