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Continuous Improvement Procedure





Project coordinator

Rosario Galán 

Technical coordinators

Janja Eke and Annah Agasha

Objective of the document

To allow smallholders and communities to be initially certified based only on a subset of forest management requirements, offering flexible steps towards conformity with the remaining requirements within a defined timeframe.

Purpose of the process

Development of a new international procedure.

Strategic allignment

At the 2017 General Assembly in Vancouver, Canada, the membership approved Motion 46 with a focus on developing new solutions, including new ideas not currently contemplated in the FSC normative framework and system.

Technical working group

Doralice Ortiz - Aldea Global


Severinus Jembe - Soil Association

Jens Kanstrup - Forests of the World

Suphawadee Wilamart - IKEA

Mateo Cariño - NEPCon

Oliver Bach - Sustainable Agriculture Network


11 February 2020
Consultative Forum open.
17 December 2019 – 17 January 2020
Call for applications to join the Technical Working Group to develop the Continuous Improvement Procedure.
December 2019
Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Technical Working Group approved by the Steering Committee.

Read ToR