Title

Policy for the Association of Organizations with FSC (PfA)

Code

FSC-POL-01-004

Type

Policy

Coordinator

Saija Hotti

Start date

September 2020

End date

December 2022

Purpose

To protect the FSC brand from reputational risk resulting from organizations associated with FSC being involved in activities that contradict the core values of FSC.

Objective(s)

To equip FSC with a safeguard against organizations accountable for unacceptable activities.

Technical Working Group Members

Ricardo Camargo Cardoso, Forest Certification Coordinator, Imaflora (Brazil)

Karen Kirkman, Environmental Consultant, KE Kirkman Consulting (South Africa)

Andrew Ng, Partner, Grassroots Consulting (Malaysia)

Karen Steer, Senior Manager, Rainforest Alliance (USA)

Happy Tarumadevyanto, Forest Certification, Stakeholder Engagement and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Alastair Fraser Forestry Foundation (Indonesia)

Related Process

This Technical Working Group will build on the previous work done from the Working Group in 2014-2017 found here

Related ongoing processes:

Updates

May - June 2022

The public consultation is now closed.  The final round of technical working group meetings.

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.

March 2022

The FSC Remedy Framework is now open for consultation until 10 May 2022. The consultation also includes two alignment questions regarding the latest draft of the FSC Policy for Association. The latest draft with crosswalk and consultation summary can be found in the documents section on this page. Please share your feedback to the the consultation here. 

December 2021

The public consultation is now closed.  The round of technical working group meetings. 

November 2021

The second public consultation on the revision of the FSC Policy for Association will be closed in two weeks. Follow the link  to have your say until 3 December 2021.

October 2021

The second public consultation on the FSC Policy for Association opens until 3 December 2021. You can send your feedback through the FSC Consultation Platform in English or Spanish. 

A recording of the webinar taking you through the proposed changes is available here.

 

July 2021

The public consultation is now closed.  The round of technical working group meetings. 

May 2021

The public consultation on the FSC Policy for Association opens until 17 July 2021. You can send your feedback through the FSC Consultation Platform in English or Spanish

A recording of the webinar taking you through the proposed changes is available here.

February 2021

The consultative forum for the revision of the Policy for Association is open. Submit your information here to participate

December 2020

Technical working group established

October 2020

Applications received for participation in the technical working group

Documents

FSC-POL-01-004 V3-0 D5-0_EN_FSC Policy for Association.pdf
PDF, Size: 805.08KB
FSC-PRO-10-004 V2-0 D4-0_EN_Procedure for Disclosure.pdf
PDF, Size: 546.39KB
EN Crosswalk.pdf
PDF, Size: 1.26MB
EN Consultation report.pdf
PDF, Size: 1.32MB
FSC statement_FSC One Remedy Framework.pdf
PDF, Size: 118.28KB
FAQs_FSC Remedy Framework_Supporting materials.pdf
PDF, Size: 319.46KB
Informational Booklet_FSC Remedy Framework_Supporting materials.pdf
PDF, Size: 1.96MB
Sample Cases_FSC Remedy Framework_Supporting materials.pdf
PDF, Size: 592.91KB
FSC Remedy Framework Consultation Materials Summary.pdf
PDF, Size: 1.34MB
ES_FSC Framework Supporting Materials.zip
ZIP, Size: 13.13MB
IND_FSC Framework Supporting Materials.zip
ZIP, Size: 6.67MB
FR_FSC Framework Supporting Materials_0.zip
ZIP, Size: 1.54MB
Terms of Reference_Policy for Association Technical Working Group_07092020_2.pdf
PDF, Size: 342.37KB