Technical Updates


Thursday, 29 August 2019
FSC Canada releases new Free, Prior and Informed Consent Guidance Document

FSC Canada is working to improve and strengthen forest certification requirements with the primary goal of increasing meaningful and tangible benefits of certification for Indigenous Peoples and the forest sector as a whole in Canada.


To do this, we have adapted the principles of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) and strengthened forest certification requirements in the new Canadian National Forest Management Standard.

Now, in addition to the release of the new Standard, FSC Canada has released a Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) Guidance document to assist certificate holders, Indigenous communities and stakeholders in understanding the application of FPIC in relation to the National Forest Management Standard.

Download the document here


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