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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.

Technical Working Group Members

Ricardo Camargo Cardoso, Forest Certification Coordinator, Imaflora (Brazil)

Karen Kirkman, Environmental Consultant, KE Kirkman Consulting (South Africa)

Andrew Ng, Partner, Grassroots Consulting (Malaysia)

Karen Steer, Senior Manager, Rainforest Alliance (USA)

Happy Tarumadevyanto, Forest Certification, Stakeholder Engagement and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Alastair Fraser Forestry Foundation (Indonesia)

Related Process

This Technical Working Group will build on the previous work done from the Working Group in 2014-2017 found here

Related ongoing processes:

Terms of Reference_Policy for Association Technical Working Group
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Application Form_TWG_PfA
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May 2021

The public consultation on the FSC Policy for Association opens until 17 July 2021. You can send your feedback through the FSC Consultation Platform in English or Spanish

A recording of the webinar taking you through the proposed changes is available here.

February 2021

The consultative forum for the revision of the Policy for Association is open. Submit your information here to participate

December 2020

Technical working group established

October 2020

Applications received for participation in the technical working group