Review of the FSC Forest Management Evaluations Standard (FSC-STD-20-007 V3-0)
María Pilar Melero Bravo / Pasi Miettinen
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.
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 evaluations, and the associated addenda; FSC-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.