As FSC felt these bodies misrepresented earlier contacts about this proposal, and reinforced concerns FSC already had, FSC’s Managing Director Kim Carstensen reacted in a letter to the two organisations. This letter has been distributed to ISO members on the 13th August.
The key concerns of the letter can be summarized as:
FSC calls upon its members and stakeholders, the members of ISO and anyone interested in sustainable forest management to send clear signals to ISO that forest management certification and chain-of-custody requirements should not be separated.
PEFC/FSC joint letter
Kim Carstensen’s response
FSC's Full Argumentation
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