Pilot testing Type III group model
- To assess the feasibility of including forestry contractors into the FSC group certification framework.
- To identify impacts of this new solution to FSC certification processes.
- To provide input to the revision processes of FSC Standard for Group Entities in Forest Management Groups (FSC-STD-30-005) and Forest management evaluations (FSC-STD-20-007) respectively.
At the 2017 General Assembly in Vancouver, Canada, the membership approved Motion 46 with a focus on developing new solutions, specifically the inclusion of forestry contractors into the FSC certification framework.
The pilot test was extended one year, and its scope was broadened.
PSC recommended the extension of the pilot test to further explore the options included in the proposal
A discussion paper explaining the concept was open for a 30-days public consultation.