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Membership obligations


When you apply to become a member, you must agree not to become involved in any activities which are unacceptable to FSC. These include:

  • illegal logging or trade in illegal wood or forest products
  • violation of traditional and human rights through forestry operations
  • destruction of high conservation values through forestry operations
  • conversion of forests to plantations or non-forest use
  • use of genetically modified organisms in forestry operations
  • violation of workers’ rights through forestry operations.

As an FSC member, you are also obliged to:

  • take active part in board elections
  • pay your annual fees within the given time frame
  • inform the FSC Secretariat if your contact details change, or in case of organizational changes.
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