Policy for the Association of Organizations with FSC (PfA)
To protect the FSC brand from reputational risk resulting from organizations associated with FSC being involved in activities that contradict the core values of FSC.
To equip FSC with a safeguard against organizations accountable for unacceptable activities.
Danielle van Oijen, Greenpeace (Netherlands)
Kanitha Krishnasamy, Individual member and TRAFFIC Southeast Asia Program Manager (Malaysia)
Leo van der Vlist, Netherlands Centre for Indigenous Peoples (Netherlands)
Maria Tysiachniouk, Center for Independent Social Research (Russia)
Ryan Dahl, International Paper (USA)
Lineu Siqueira Jr, Individual member (Brazil)
Gerrit Marais, SGS/South Africa
Vivian Peachey and Francois Dufresne, FSC Canada
The revision of the Policy for the Association of Organizations with FSC (FSC-POL-01-004) is now open with a call for Technical Working Group applicants. To apply for the Technical Working Group and follow the revision process visit the new process page here.
Technical Working Group established to continue the revision of Procedure FSC-PRO-01-009 Processing FSC Policy for Association Complaints. New process page established and can be found here. The revision of the Policy FSC-POL-01-004 Policy for the Association of Organizations with FSC remains on hold.
After two rounds of consultation it emerged that further work was required to include issues concerning applicability and scope. In addition, several key development processes started which directly impact the Policy for Association, such as work on the conversion policy and ILO requirements. Though a proposal was presented to the Board, it was decided to put the process on hold and the working group was discontinued.
All information – second drafts of both procedures and comment form; the consultation report from the first consultation; and a stakeholders guide to the PfA, including a cross – walk from Draft 1 to Draft 2 of the procedures – can be found here.
FSC-PRO-01-009 Procedure for Evaluating Compliance with the FSC Policy for Association
All information – drafts of both procedures and a comment form; the second draft of the PfA and the consultation report; and, a stakeholder’s guide to the PfA–can be found here.
A group of FSC members with professional experience in the field of question, is selected to advise and provide content related input to the development or revision process of Policy for Association of Organizations with FSC (FSC-POL-01-004), equally representing the perspectives of the social, environmental and economic chamber of the FSC membership.