ISO members have until the end of August to vote on such a proposal. In a joint statement to the ISO members, FSC and PEFC express their “sustained opposition” to the proposal.
PEFC and FSC state that they “Strongly believe that an ISO chain of custody standard would not add value to global efforts to promote sustainable forest management through forest certification……The fundamental principles of PEFC and FSC chain of custody certification are closely aligned, allowing companies to obtain dual certification to both FSC and PEFC in an efficient and straightforward manner at minimal additional costs…. Dividing the supply and production chains results in sub optimal results”.
For further information contact:
Kim Carstensen, carstensen at fsc point org
Managing Director, FSC International
Read the FSC / PEFC joint statement
For general media requests, please contact:
FSC Communications Manager, Lisa Smyth, at communications at fsc point org or on +49 (0)228 36766 (ext. 23).