FSC International – Forests for All Forever

Facts & Figures

198,288,871 ha certified
33,087 CoC certificates
1,504 FM/CoC certificates

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CURRENT PROCESSES
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 High conservation value (HCV) manager’s guide First 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 Requirements for use of the FSC trademarks by Certificate Holders Analysing feedback from the second public consultation
FSC-STD-50-002 Requirements for promotional use of the FSC trademarks by non-certificate holders  Open call to join the working group and consultative forum
FSC-POL-01-004 Policy for Association FSC Policy for Association second consultation closed: Report now available
FSC-POL-30-001 FSC Pesticides Policy Stakeholder consultation on the first draft open from 31st July 2017 to 29th October 2017
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