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The changes introduced in the FSC system through the updated Policy for Association V3 will lead to a larger range of organizations being included within the ambit of corporate groups associated with FSC. This will enable FSC to protect its reputation better and result in early detection of organizations that are not committed to FSC’s values.
FSC is introducing the following changes through the Policy for Association V3:
Starting from 1 January 2023, FSC will use the Policy for Association V3 to determine if an organization or a member of its corporate group has engaged in an unacceptable activity after the effective date. For unacceptable activities that occur prior to 1 January 2023, FSC will use the Policy for Association V2 to assess the case. This will apply to organizations that are already associated, as well as to those that join the FSC system after the effective date.
The Policy for Association is an expression of the values shared by individuals and organizations associated with FSC. It defines six destructive activities which are unacceptable to FSC. The list of unacceptable activities is available here. All associated individuals and organizations – and their corporate group – commit to avoid taking part in any unacceptable activity, in both certified and non-certified operations, by signing a contractual agreement when entering the FSC system.
Violation of the Policy for Association may lead to the termination of all contractual agreements between the corporate group and FSC – a process known as disassociation. For more information about the how FSC processes Policy for Association violation cases and the consequences of disassociation, please click here.
The Policy for Association V3 is available here.
The Procedure for Disclosure is available here.
For more details about the changes in the Policy for Association V3, please refer to this booklet and FAQs.
To read about the revision process carried out by FSC, which has resulted in the Policy for Association V3, click here.