FSC International – Forests for All Forever

Facts & Figures

198,766,760 ha certified
32,619 CoC certificates
1,505 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-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 High conservation value (HCV) manager’s guide First consultation is now closed. We are currently assessing feedback.
FSC-STD-20-002 Structure, Content and Local Adaptation of Generic Forest Stewardship Standards Analyzing feedback from the first public consultation
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 Requirements for use of the FSC trademarks by Certificate Holders Second draft of the trademark standard (FSC-STD-50-001 V2-0) open for consultation
FSC-POL-01-004 Policy for Association FSC Policy for Association second consultation closed: Report now available
FSC-POL-30-001 FSC Pesticides Policy Creation of first draft
FSC-PRO-30-006 Demonstrating the Impact of Forest Stewardship on Ecosystem Services First draft open for consultation
Report on compliance with ILO Core Conventions principles Generic Criteria and Indicators for Compliance with the ILO Core Conventions Principles Submitted for approval
ADVICE-20-007-018 V1-0 Advice Note for the interpretation of the default clause of Motion 65 Published on 01 January 2017