Continuous Improvement procedure
Development of a new international procedure that allows small forest owners and communities to be initially certified based only on a subset of forest management requirements and offers flexible steps towards conformity with the remaining requirements within a defined timeframe.
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.
Daniela Vilela - FSC Brazil
Severinus Jembe - Soil Association
Jens Kanstrup - Forests of the World
Suphawadee Wilamart - IKEA
Mateo Cariño - NEPCon
Oliver Bach - Sustainable Agriculture Network
As an adaptation to COVID-19 travel restrictions, a series of online calls was established allowing the Technical Working Group to continue to discuss and develop the different elements of the procedure.
A report on progress was presented to Policy Steering Group (PSG) in November, including a change on the Technical Working Group composition. The revised Technical Working Group worked hard on the first quarter of 2021 to prepare Draft 1 for public consultation. The original Project Coordinator went on sick leave and was replaced by one of Technical Coordinator Janja Eke.