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To redesign the procedure by making it more agile, effective, outcome and risk oriented, to ultimately facilitate the streamlining of the normative framework. 

Process Coordinator
Technical Working Group

Emily McGregor  -  Regal Springs, UK 

Erica Fonseca  - Cooperative Program on Forest Certifications / IPEF, Brazil 

Richard Donovan - Independent, USA 

Roman Polyachenko - Sustainable Biomass Program, Estonia 

February 2023
Synopsis Report of the second consultation comments published

The first draft of the procedure was developed in collaboration with a technical working group and went through public consultation from late October 2021 to early January 2022.

Subsequently, the feedback from the first consultation was incorporated and the second draft was consulted between May and June 2022.

This Synopsis Report is based on the feedback received during the second round of public consultation and has been prepared in accordance with the current version of the procedure, FSC-PRO-01-001 V4-0.

January 2023

Procedure is approved by Board of Directors and published. 

May 2022
Webinars for public consultation
  • 9:00-10:00 CEST, 6 May 2022, English 
  • 17:00-18:00 CEST, 9 May 2022, English and Spanish (simultaneous translation)

Find a copy of the presentation as a PowerPoint with corresponding audio here or pdf here

In the PowerPoint file you will find an audio-recorded presentation. After clicking on the “slide show” button on the bottom right the slides will play automatically and will be accompanied by an audio.


29 April – 30 June 2022

The second consultation is open for stakeholder feedback. 

October 2021 - January 2022
Public Consultation Open

The consultation is open from 22 October 2021 until 7 January 2022.

This revision is to produce a more efficient and effective procedure, which streamlines the FSC normative framework and in turn contributes to strengthening the FSC system.

Find the consultation summary document and questions here.

Find the first revised draft of FSC-PRO-01-001 V4-0 D1-0 here.

Participate in the public consultation here.

November 2021
Webinars for the first Public Consultation of FSC-PRO-01-001 The Development and Revision Of FSC® Normative Documents Version 4-0 Draft 1-0.
  • View the presentation here.
  • Watch the webinar in English here.
September 2021
Meeting with certification bodies (CB’s): Revision of FSC’s standard setting procedure and implementation of the AAF 

FSC has organized this meeting to present an overview of the main changes proposed in the first revised draft procedure and to explain how they connect to input provided by the Trialogue CB Steering Group.  

The implementation of the AAF is separately discussed as part of the same meeting.  

CBs are cordially invited to provide feedback on the main changes prior to the start of the public consultation. 



August 2021
White Paper: Streamlining the FSC® Normative Framework and the procedure for the development and revision of normative documents.  

This White Paper’s purpose is to inform FSC membership about: 

  1. FSC’s intentions and ongoing efforts to streamline the FSC Normative Framework, 

  1. Why FSC’s procedure FSC-PRO-01-001 V3-1 The Development and Revision of FSC Normative Documents needs to be streamlined, and 

  1. How these two initiatives are linked and what can be expected from these processes. 

The white paper will be shared as a background document in the first public consultation of the draft version of the revised FSC-PRO-01-001. 

February 2021

Registration to participate in the consultative forum is now open. A consultative forum is a registered group of stakeholders, including members, Certificate Holders, Certification Bodies and others, interested in being informed about the progress of the revision process and in providing input into the process outside of public consultations. The consultative forum is not a decision-making body and has no formal responsibilities.

You are cordially invited to join the consultative forum for the revision of this procedure. To register, please click here.

December 2020

Call for applications to join the Technical Working Group was sent with the following material:

• Application Form

• Terms of Reference

• Cooperation Agreement

Candidates are invited to complete their application and send it with their CV to Dorothee Jung-Wilhelm, Programme Manager (System Performance), at by 7 January 2021.


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1st draft FSC-PRO-01-001_V4-0_D2-0_EN
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