The announcement is online on the website of the Rainforest Alliance at
The pre-assessment will focus on the identification, management and protection of High Conservation Values in Veracel’s area of operations. As part of the pre-assessment, the assessment team will make interviews and hold meetings with local stakeholders.
Pre-assessments are the initial step towards certification. Pre-assessments are followed by the main evaluation during which the certification body assesses compliance of the certificate holder with the FSC Principles and Criteria.
Stakeholders are invited to provide their comments and opinions upon Veracel S/A forest management to the Rainforest Alliance directly. The contact details may be found in the Rainforest Alliance announcement.