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FSC Pesticides Policy
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The use of pesticides and pest management in the forestry industry is a subject of widespread debate.

For FSC, having a clear pesticides policy and keeping it up to date with changing global circumstances and new technologies is essential. In short, the FSC pesticides policy outlines our commitment to ensuring that the use of highly hazardous pesticides (HHP) in FSC-certified forests is reduced, and managed responsibly when there is no alternative.

Policy is reviewed regularly, and takes into account both global differences and social, environmental and economic needs via a procedure that is transparent and monitored.


View the policy and related documents to find out more, or join ongoing forum discussions.