Tuesday, 22 January 2019
Forest Management Standard Update
In September 2018, FSC Canada submitted our national Forests Management Standard to the Policy and Standards Committee of FSC International for approval. Here’s what’s happened since.
Based on the PSC’s review, they conditionally approved the standard. This means that there are a number of conditions FSC Canada must address before the standard is fully approved.
The standard was resent to the Policy and Standards Committee for full approval during their December 11-13, 2018 meeting where the Committee closed most of the conditions but a few concerns remain.
The Policy and Standards Committee commends the Standards Development Group and stakeholders that have been involved for the considerable efforts made to address complex and contentious issues, many of which are unique to Canada.
FSC Canada and the Standards Development Group have been reviewing these conditions and working to resolving any issues that have been outlined. Along with the Standards Development Group, we are confident that we will be able to close the remaining items over the two next months.