The Russian national standard development group requested FSC to make a few editorial changes to the standard version 2-0 after its publication on 22 September 2020. The changes in this new version 2-1 of the standard do not involve any change to the requirements for certification. Please note the following are the editorial changes in this version 2-1: 

  • Indicator 7.2.1: change of references to many criteria to only one criterion, and addition of a reference to Annex E;  

  • Indicator 5.2.1 and the note to Indicator 6.5.1: replacement of term “taxation” with term “inventory”, to improve accuracy in the wording; and 

  • Indicators 10.9.2 and 10.9.3 had quite similar texts in version 2.0 and this was an editorial mistake after approval of the standard. The original approved text for indicator 10.9.2 was reinstated in the standard.  

The new standard version 2-1 immediately replaces the standard with version 2-0. The effective date of the new standard remains 22 March 2021. 

The new national forest stewardship standard of Russia (available only in English) can be found in the FSC Document Centre.  
Please send any queries regarding the standard to Nikolay Shmatkov, Director FSC Russia, at