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Requirements & Guidance
Policy and Standards Documents

The FSC Normative Framework comprises the collection of FSC policies, standards and procedures which are mandatory for certificate holders and FSC accredited certification bodies.

Advice notes, either stand-alone or compiled in directives are also considered normative, but will be phased out over time.

Additionally, FSC publishes guidance documents that contain technical information outlining some means of compliance with the requirements of a normative document. Guidance in the FSC system is not considered normative, but informative only.