Technical Updates

Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Call for submissions from Standard Development Groups


FSC is calling on standard development groups (SDGs) to help identify problems related to the normative framework for national forest stewardship standard (NFSS) development and act on them.

We are looking for innovative ways to implement a risk-based approach to national or regional forest stewardship standard development, implementation, and/or auditing.

The aim is to compile case studies that test and analyse different approaches to addressing the most relevant problems and barriers to forest management certification.

The approaches could range from ongoing and well-developed methodologies to new ideas. They may focus on a specific topic within the Principles and Criteria, work across the whole NFSS, or tackle issues related to implementation and auditing requirements.

The deadline for submissions is May 26 2017.

To discover more about the criteria and to make a submission, contact

Watch the English video call here.

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