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Review of the FSC Forest Management Evaluations Standard (FSC-STD-20-007 V3-0)


FSC-STD-20-007 V3-0




María Pilar Melero Bravo / Pasi Miettinen

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October 2019

End Date

March 2020

Objective of the document

The objective of this standard is to clarify the principles to be followed by certification bodies when auditing and sampling management units and integrating the observations to come to a reliable certification decision.

Purpose of the process

The purpose of this review is to assess the continued relevance and effectiveness of FSC’s main standard regulating the auditing of responsible forest management: FSC-STD-20-007 Forest management evaluationsand the associated addendaFSC-STD-20-007a Forest certification reports and FSC-STD-20-007b Forest certification public summary reports.

A review is a mandatory step before a normative document can be taken to a revision process.


March 2020
FSC Board of Directors approves the launch of a revision process
December 2019
FSC Policy and Standards Committee approves recommendation from PSU to initiate revision process
15 October to 15 November 2019
Public Consultation on the review report
Review report FSC-STD-20-007 V3-0.pdf
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