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Interpretations of the normative framework


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FSC-STD-40-006 Project Certification

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Do the terms FSC-pure and FSC-mixed still apply?

Normative ReferenceFSC-STD-40-006; FSC-STD-40-004
Requirement(s)Annex 1 of FSC-STD-40-006; Section E of FSC-STD-40-004
PublishedFriday, 05. September 2014

Answer

No, the terminology for claims was updated in FSC-STD-40-004 V2-1. FSC-pure is now referred to as FSC 100%; FSC-mixed as FSC Mix.

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Do we need to apply FSC-STD-40-007 Sourcing reclaimed material for use in FSC Product Groups or FSC Certified Projects when assessing reclaimed material for use under project certification?

Normative ReferenceFSC-STD-40-006; FSC-STD-40-007
Requirement(s)See above
PublishedFriday, 05. September 2014

Answer

Yes, FSC-STD-40-007 shall be applied to purchase, verify and classify reclaimed forest-based inputs for use in FSC Certified Projects. This mainly applies to the following clauses of FSC-STD-40-006:

2.3, 5.4.d), 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 8.3, 8.5, 9.1.d), 9.2.

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Do we need to apply FSC-STD-50-001 Requirements for use of the FSC trademarks by Certificate Holders for project certification?

Normative ReferenceFSC-STD-40-006; FSC-STD-50-001
Requirement(s)Part 4 of FSC-STD-40-006; Annex 2 of FSC-STD-50-001
PublishedFriday, 05. September 2014

Answer

Yes, for use of the FSC trademarks FSC-STD-50-001 shall be applied. Requirements of Annex 2 of FSC-STD-50-001 replace requirements of Part 4 of the project certification standard (FSC-STD-40-006).

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Are project certification applicants allowed to implement a controlled wood verification program according to FSC-STD-40-005 and source controlled materials for the project?

Normative ReferenceFSC-STD-40-006 V1-0
Requirement(s)Clause 9.2.b)
PublishedTuesday, 07. August 2012

Answer

Yes. Project certification applicants are allowed to implement a controlled wood verification program according to FSC-STD-40-005.

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