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Tuesday, 26 October 2021
Public Consultation Open: Share Your Feedback on the FSC Policy for Association

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The consultation is open until 2 December 2021.

FSC invites feedback via the FSC Consultation Platform.

The Policy for Association defines FSC’s position on unacceptable activities and the mechanism for cutting ties with organisations associated with FSC that are engaged in such activities. It holds organisations involved in damaging social and environmental activities to account. The Policy extends to operations in forests are the forest products sector that are not covered by an organisation’s FSC certificate. In that sense, the Policy speaks to core values and commitments at an organisational level and beyond the forests and operations that undergo certification.

This Policy is one of the key FSC policies that strengthen the protection of the forests and the communities living in them. FSC is now conducting a second consultation of the revised policy.

If you would like to learn more about the process, please visit the process update page here.  

Sign up to the Consultative Forum mailing list here for updates on the Policy for Association revision. You can also have a look at the short video explaining the development of Policy for Association related requirements here.

If you would like more information before filling out your responses, FSC is holding webinars that will go through the main proposals of this revision.


9:00-10:00 GMT, 10 November 2021
Register here

15:00-16:00 GMT, 11 November 2021
Register here

09:00-10:00 GMT, 16 November 2021
Register here

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