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Revision of the Forest Management Evaluations Standard (FSC-STD-20-007) and associated addenda


Revision of the Standard

Purpose of the document

The objective of the TWG is to review and reconsider the fundamental approach of FSC towards forest management evaluations, including evaluation methods, intensity, frequency, duration, data gathering, reporting, current structure of evaluation standards, etc.

Technical Working group

Emily Blackwell, Technical Manager, Soil Association 

Gabriel Bolton, Senior Program Manager Forestry, Preferred by Nature  

Ellen Keyti, Forest Certification Coordinator, Imaflora 

Étienne Vézina, Manager Forestry and Certification, Resolute Forest Products 

Magnus Norrby, Managing Director, Skogscertifiering Prosilva AB 


November 2023

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the Forest Management Evaluations Standard is published. Download the document here

July 2023

Workshop held for certification bodies. Download the slides here

February 2023

The revised Forest Management Evaluations Standard (version 4) is published. This revised standard will become effective on 1 July 2023.

To read the news item regarding the publication click here.

November 2022

FSC International Board of Directors approves FSC-STD-20-007 V4-0.

18 May - 16 July 2022

The second public consultation was held. Read the synopsis report here.

Three webinars were conducted about the consultation and changes introduced in the second draft of the standard.

View a recording of the presentation here

Learn more about the consultation and field tests by reading the news item here


18 May - 31 May 2022

Applications for field tests of draft standard is open. Learn more and apply by reading the Terms of Reference.

October 2021

Webinars on first draft recordings available. 

15 July 2021 - 12 September 2021
Public Consultation Open

Learn more with news item here

January 2021

The Technical Working Group is established. Read the news item here

October 2020

Call for applications to join the Technical Working Group to revise the Forest Management Evaluations Standard and its associated addenda. Please see the following:

Candidates are invited to fill in the application form and send it with their CV to Diana Franco Gil, Policy Manager (Forest Management Program) at, by 30 November 2020.

March 2020

BoD approves revision process

Review report FSC-STD-20-007 V3-0 (1).pdf
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ToR Field Test_FSC-STD-20-007 V4-0 D2-0
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FSC-STD-20-007 Forest Management Evaluations V4-0 D1-0 EN
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FSC-STD-20-007 Forest Management Evaluations V4-0 D2-0
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Synopsis report_Second Consultation FSC-STD-20-007 V4-0
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PPTX, Size: 32.94MB
FAQ on Forest Management Evaluations Standard.pdf
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