FSC is revising the standard that provide the requirements that shall be applied by FSC-accredited certification bodies to assess conformity of forest management enterprises against forest stewardship standards. We invite interested stakeholders to participate in this consultation and provide comments to support the improvement of this standard by July 16, 2022.

This draft aims to increase the transparency and efficiency of outcome-oriented and risk-based forest management evaluations. Some changes include:

  • Remote auditing
  • Risk based approaches
  • Alignment with digital report template

Participate in the consultation here. Deadline July 16, 2022. 

Join FSC for an opportunity to understand development process and the proposals in FSC-STD-20-007 FSC Forest Management Evaluations Standard, and to ask questions to help you fill in the online consultation.  Register for one of the webinars below: 

  • 31 May 2022 (EN with ES translation); 16:00 – 17:15 CEST - Register here
  • 28 June 2022 (EN with ES translation); 16:00 – 17:15 CEST - Register here
  • 29 June 2022 (English only); 09:00 – 10:15 CEST - Register here

Field testing
FSC also invites certification bodies to participate in a field test of the draft standard. For more information about the field tests, please click here.

See the full announcement on FSC International’s website here.