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FSC has aligned its approach on addressing forest conversion through social and environmental remedy by developing the FSC Remedy Framework, which consolidates the Conversion Remedy Procedure and the PfA Remediation Framework in one document. This framework promotes restoration through social and environmental remedy with standardized requirements against which the remediation and restorative activities of non-conforming companies will be assessed.

Related processes: Development of FSC Policy to Address Conversion and revision of FSC Policy for Association.

Project Objective(s)

The FSC Remedy Framework aims to: 

  • Ensure transparency in how FSC deals with companies non-conforming with Policy for Association and Policy to Address Conversion requirements.
  • Develop roadmaps that are fair and ensure proportionate remedy of harm 
  • Improve the integrity of the FSC certification scheme 
  • Have a standardized framework as the foundation for company-specific roadmaps for potentially ending disassociation, remedy, and addressing conversion between 1994 – Dec 2020
  • Set clear and measurable conditions in roadmap processes for potentially ending disassociation 

Get Involved

FSC will be organizing stakeholder engagement activities with ample opportunities for involvement by interested stakeholders. Further information on the upcoming stakeholder activities will be provided here.

Contact: Jessica Surma, Project Coordinator (j.surma@fsc.org)

History

A summary of steps taken and process to date

October 2022

At the General Assembly, FSC members approve Motion 37, the changes to the Principles and Criteria to implement the Policy to Address Conversion and therefore allow remedy for past conversion through the Remedy Framework.

Read the news item here.

26 and 27 April 2022
Webinar on the FSC Remedy Framework

These webinars will present the FSC Remedy Framework, which is a holistic document incorporating the former Policy for Association Remediation Framework and Conversion Remedy Procedure.

Webinar dates and registration links:

26 April at 08:00 (CET): Register here

This session will be simultaneously translated to Bahasa Indonesia.

27 April at 16:00 (CET): Register here

This session will be simultaneously translated to Spanish.

Listen to a recording of the presentation here

Read answers to webinar questions here

5 and 6 April 2022
Webinars on Policy for Association and Policy to Address Conversion and their connection to the FSC Remedy Framework

These webinars introduced the two policies and the FSC Remedy Framework, followed by information on the specific aspects of the Policy for Association and Policy to Address Conversion, which are open for consultation.

Read answers to webinar questions here

Listen to a recording of the presentation here.

11 March to 10 May 2022

The first draft of the FSC Remedy Framework is available for consultation

Read the draft of the framework and how it relates to PfA v3 

Read FSC’s statement 

Read the summary of consultation material

Provide your feedback here

See updated timeline

Read supporting material (Introductory Booklet; FAQ; Sample Cases)

Read the summary of the study on the economics of remedy of conversion 

January 2022

Update around the FSC Remedy Framework is released. Read more about the highlights of the framework here.

Click here to watch an introductory video to the FSC Remedy framework in English.

You can also click here to watch the video in Bahasa Indonesian and here to watch it in French.

October 2021

FSC decides to merge the Conversion Remedy Procedure and Policy for Association Remediation Framework under the FSC Remedy Framework.

FSC Remedy Framework Documents

Related Documents

FSC Remedy Framework_FSC-PRO-01-007_V1-0.pdf
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FSC Remedy framework and PfA 3.pdf
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FSC statement_FSC One Remedy Framework_11 Mar 2022.pdf
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Informational Booklet_FSC Remedy Framework_Supporting Materials.pdf
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FAQs_FSC Remedy Framework_supporting consultation materials.pdf
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Sample Cases_FSC Remedy Framework_supporting materials.pdf
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Marco FSC para la Remediación_FSC-PRO-01-007 V1-0.pdf
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Actualización del Marco FSC para la Remediación en relación con el cambio de la PpA de la V2 a la V3.pdf
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Nota de prensa FSC_Marco de Remediacion FSC_11 Mar 2022.pdf
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Material Informativo_Marco de Remediacion FSC.pdf
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Preguntas Frecuentes_Marco de Remediacion FSC.pdf
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Ejemplos de casos_Marco de Remediacion FSC.pdf
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Material Pendukung Kerangka Kerja FSC.zip
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FSC Responses to Stakeholder Questions_FSC Remedy webinar series_13-04-2022.pdf
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