Small and Low Intensity Managed Forests (SLIMFs)
© FC EnglandFSC has reduced auditing requirements for Small and Low Intensity Managed Forests (SLIMFs).
If a group is made up exclusively of operations that qualify as ‘small’ or ‘low intensity managed’ forests (Group of ‘SLIMF’), then FSC allows certification bodies to make some changes to the way they audit (in order to try to reduce costs for such operations). Depending on whether the FSC certification body raises many ‘corrective actions’ (problems which need correcting), they may be able to offer cheaper audit costs by reducing the number of member operations visited during a field audit, and by replacing some annual field audits with desk audits of documents and systems. There is no limit on the number of members in a Group of SLIMF.
Please contact the FSC UK office at info at fsc-uk point org for more information on SLIMFs eligibility criteria and the potential for setting up group SLIMFs.
For more detailed information on SLIMFs, click here.