The issue of nurseries and their role in the audit process has been discussed within the FSC System for many years without conclusion. It was therefore part of the TOR for the P&C Working Group to develop and consult a proposal for this pending issue.
The P&C Working Group agreed on a proposal for nurseries which is now embedded in the Explanatory Notes of the FSC Principles and Criteria Version 5. In order to integrate this proposal into the FSC Normative Framework this Advice has been drafted (as a follow-up process to the draft FSC-ADV-30-102).
At the next scheduled revision of the Accreditation Standard FSC-STD-20-007, this Advice (if approved) will be incorporated into the standard.
Document under consultation
Please provide your comments on the draft Advice note for the Evaluation of Nurseries by using the comment form. Please send your comments to Hans Joachim Droste at hj.droste at fsc point org.
The deadline for submitting comments is 30 September 2012.
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