NATIONAL FOREST STEWARDSHIP STANDARDS MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE

The following describe the update processes in place to keep the National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) of Canada current, relevant and clear.

In order to keep the NFSS up-to-date, FSC Canada has developed a series of processes and tools allowing feedback from stakeholders and users to be incorporated into the NFSS. FSC Canada has identified four processes for addressing complaints, comments, questions and requests for interpretation that are submitted:

  • Administrative Update
  • Clarification via the Technical FAQ document
  • Interpretation
  • Formal Revision Process as per FSC-STD-60-006 (V2-1)

Upon receipt, FSC Canada will conduct an initial analysis of the demand to determine if it can be addressed, and by what means. The NFSS Maintenance Process flow chart reproduced below described the context under which these four processes can be applied. The summary table available for download also includes criteria and examples for each of the four processes.


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For filing a complaint regarding:

  • The forest management activities & operations on a management unit, or
  • The audit process, results of audit, audit reports or objections to certification decision

Please click here.


To submit a comment, question or request regarding the National Forest Stewardship Standard of Canada, please use the following form:

Please note that FSC Canada may contact you to obtain more information to complete its preliminary analysis or may require to fill out a more complete form if an interpretation seems to be necessary.

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