The public consultation on incorporating the FSC Core Labour Requirements into the Chain of Custody Certification and Chain of Custody Evaluations Standards recently closed. We have found that engagement on the issue may have been lower than normal due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We recognize that engagement on this issue may continue to be a challenge. Therefore, rather than extend the consultation, the technical working group will take the comments received and continue their work to incorporate the labour requirements into the standards.

FSC will announce an extra consultation over the coming months. We expect the additional strain caused by the pandemic to have lessened by that time. This will allow stakeholders who could not participate in the first consultation an opportunity to submit their comments.

If you have any comments or questions, please contact the FSC team in charge of chain of custody certification: chainofcustody@fsc.org.