Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Second Consultation Now Open: Policy on the Use of Pesticides
A revised policy on the use of chemical pesticides in FSC-certified forests is open for consultation from 15 May to 15 July 2018.
The second draft of the policy advances how to assess the environmental and social risks of pesticides at the different levels of control (international, national, and forest management unit). It also includes further refinement of its:
- Approach to assessing risk perceptions associated with toxicity and exposure
- Scope of the policy
- Definition of ‘prohibited highly hazardous pesticides’
- Requirements for engaging with third-party tree nurseries and on-site wood processing plants
More than 124 participants – comprising stakeholders from the forest sector and toxicology experts – from more than 40 countries participated in the first consultation in 2017. The synopsis report on the results of the first consultation is available here.
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