FSC has developed a review report that proposes the withdrawal of the FSC Policy on Partial Certification of Large Ownerships (FSC-POL-20-002 V1). This policy was approved in 2000 and is linked to Criterion 1.6 in the FSC Principles and Criteria V4.  

With the revision of the FSC Principles and Criteria and the installment of FSC-POL-01-004 Policy for the Association of Organizations with FSC (PfA), FSC-POL-20-002 became out of date and has become redundant. Its withdrawal streamlines and simplifies the normative framework contributing to the implementation of the Global Strategy 2021-2026.  

The review report is available on the FSC consultation platform in English and Spanish. The consultation will end on 19 August 2021.  

If you have any question about the process, please contact Maria Melero, Forest Management Programme Manager at forestmanagement@fsc.org.