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Policy for Association of Organizations with FSC (FSC-POL-01-004)
Status: Consultation Closed

Overview

Title: Policy for the Association of Organizations with FSC (PfA)
Code: FSC-POL-01-004
Type: Policy
Coordinator: Karen Steer
Start Date: April 2014
Purpose: To protect the FSC brand from reputational risk resulting from organizations associated with FSC being involved in activities that contradict the core values of FSC.
Objective(s): To equip FSC with a safeguard against organizations accountable for unacceptable activities.
Working Group: Environmental Chamber
Danielle van Oijen, Greenpeace (Netherlands)
Kanitha Krishnasamy, Individual member and TRAFFIC Southeast Asia Program Manager (Malaysia)

Social Chamber
Leo van der Vlist, Netherlands Centre for Indigenous Peoples (Netherlands)
Maria Tysiachniouk, Center for Independent Social Research (Russia)

Economic Chamber
Ryan Dahl, International Paper (USA)
Lineu Siqueira Jr, Individual member (Brazil)

Certification Body
Gerrit Marais, SGS/South Africa

Network Partner
Vivian Peachey and Francois Dufresne, FSC Canada

ASI
Frank Katto

Downloads

  • Documents for Policy for Association Second Consultation
    Documents for Policy for Association Second Consultation
  • Results From First Consultation
    Results From First Consultation
  • Compilation of comments received during second stakeholder consultation
    Compilation of comments received during second stakeholder consultation
  • FSC Consultation on PfA Announcement
    FSC Consultation on PfA Announcement
  • Procedure for Evaluating Compliance with the FSC Policy for Association_FSC-PRO-01-009 (V4-0)
    Procedure for Evaluating Compliance with the FSC Policy for Association_FSC-PRO-01-009 (V4-0)
  • Due Diligence Evaluation for the Association with FSC_FSC-PRO-10-004 (V2-0)
    Due Diligence Evaluation for the Association with FSC_FSC-PRO-10-004 (V2-0)
  • Consultation Report on FSC-PRO-10-004 and FSC-PRO-01-009_First consultation
    Consultation Report on FSC-PRO-10-004 and FSC-PRO-01-009_First consultation
  • Second consultation documents
    Second consultation documents
  • Policy for the Association of Organizations with FSC (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN)
    Policy for the Association of Organizations with FSC (FSC-POL-01-004 V2-0 EN)
  • FSC-POL-01-004_V3_D4.1 as reference for consultation procedures
    FSC-POL-01-004_V3_D4.1 as reference for consultation procedures
  • Comment Form PfA Second Consultation
    Comment Form PfA Second Consultation
  • Procedure for Evaluating Compliance with the FSC Policy for Association_FSC-PRO-01-009 (V4-0)
    Procedure for Evaluating Compliance with the FSC Policy for Association_FSC-PRO-01-009 (V4-0)
  • Due Diligence Evaluation for the Association with FSC_FSC-PRO-10-004 (V2-0)
    Due Diligence Evaluation for the Association with FSC_FSC-PRO-10-004 (V2-0)

Timeline

Date DD.MM.YYYY Activity Link
18/01/2017 Second public consultation for the second draft versions of the two PfA procedures: 1) FSC-PRO-10-004 Due Diligence Evaluation for Association with FSC; 2) FSC-PRO-01-009 Procedure for Evaluating Compliance with the FSC Policy for Association. All information – second drafts of both procedures and comment form; the consultation report from the first consultation; and a stakeholders guide to the PfA, including a cross – walk from Draft 1 to Draft 2 of the procedures – can be found here.
28/11-5/12 The first public consultation is underway on the draft procedures used to put the FSC Policy for Association (PfA) into action: The PfA Due Diligence Procedure and the PfA Evaluation Procedure. The consultation closes on 16 December. To facilitate meaningful stakeholder engagement, FSC International invites your participation in an interactive webinar, offered in both English (28 November and 5 December) and Spanish (29 November). All information on the Webinars can be found here.
18/10/2016 60-day public consultation opens for draft versions of two PfA supplementary procedures, including: 1. FSC-PRO-10-004 Due Diligence Evaluation for Association with FSC 2. FSC-PRO-01-009 Procedure for Evaluating Compliance with the FSC Policy for Association All information – drafts of both procedures and a comment form; the second draft of the PfA and the consultation report; and, a stakeholder’s guide to the PfA– can be found here.
12/01/2016 Summary of comments received on the second revised draft of FSC-POL-01-004 V3-0 Policy for the Association of Organizations with FSC. Read summary of comments
10/02/2015 Compilation of comments received during second stakeholder consultation. Read compilation of comments
01/12/2015 Draft Version 2 of the Policy for Association of Organizations with FSC (FSC-POL-01-004) is published. Read draft version 2
01/12/2015 - 29/01/2016 Second 60-day public consultation opens. Consultation closed
01/10/2015 Summary of comments received on the first revised draft of FSC-POL-01-004 V3-0 Policy for the Association of Organizations with FSC. Read summary of comments
29/09/2015 - 01/10/2015 The Policy for Association (PfA) Working Group held its third face-to-face meeting in Bonn from 29 September to 1 October 2015 Read 'Summary and Next Steps'
29/09/2015 A compilation of all the comments received during the first stakeholder consultation of the FSC Policy for Association(PfA) (8 June to 13 September 2015), and corresponding responses/observations from the FSC Quality Assurance Unit (QAU). Read comments received during first stakeholder consultation
03/09/2015 FSC stakeholders are also invited to participate in a one-hour call-in meeting with FSC International staff and ask questions that will help inform the consultation process of the Policy for Association drafts. Completed
13/08/2015 To better share information on the changes being proposed to these core documents, a recorded webinar will be made available to stakeholders. View webinar
07/08/2015 First consultation on FSC Policy for Association drafts extended to 13 September 2015 Read Technical News update
08/06/2015 First 60-day public consultation opens. If after the first round of public consultation there are substantive, unresolved issues, a second round shall be required. Consultation closed
08/06/2015 Draft Version 1 of the Policy for Association of Organizations with FSC (FSC-POL-01-004) is published. Read draft
04/2014 A group of FSC members with professional experience in the field of question, is selected to advise and provide content related input to the development or revision process of Policy for Association of Organizations with FSC (FSC-POL-01-004), equally representing the perspectives of the social, environmental and economic chamber of the FSC membership. Read Terms of Reference