Pesticides project

FSC has been approached by FSC International to participate in a pilot project as part of the revision of the FSC Pesticides Policy.

It seems it is the season for projects! We have been approached by FSC International to participate in a pilot project as part of the revision of the FSC Pesticides Policy. This will involve testing proposed new requirements controlling the use of Highly Hazardous Pesticide, including environmental and social risk assessment.

"It’s great that FSC UK has been asked to contribute to this work, which will have important implications for the global FSC system," says Forest Standards Manager Dr Owen Davies. "Hopefully the project will show that pesticide controls can take into account local knowledge and circumstances, and still provide strong protection for people and the environment."

Although there won’t be a public consultation as part of this pilot project, we’ll keep you updated on progress through Forest Matters.


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