Self Assessment Webinar Recording 

A recording of the webinar held on 24 and 26 August covering how one could use the FSC core labour requirements self assessment is now available on our website in English. The Spanish language version will be available within the next two weeks.  

A PDF version of the presentation and the questions asked during the webinar are also available on our website. 

Guidance document 

FSC is creating an informative guidance document for organizations and certification bodies to help them implement the FSC core labour requirements. It covers and consolidates many issues of concern that stakeholders have expressed to provide helpful direction. This document is planned for publication in mid-September. 

Online training 

The Spanish language version of our e-training module will be available before the end of September. 

National Self Assessment Templates 

FSC-STD-40-004 V3-1 FSC Chain of Custody Certification becomes effective on 01 September 2021. Until 22 December 2022 both version 3-1 and the previous version of the standard will be valid. After 31 December 2022, no new certificates can be issued based on the previous version. All certificates must have transitioned to version 3-1 of the standard by six months after 31 December 2022 or they will become invalid. 

To ease the transition to version 3-1 of the FSC Chain of Custody Certification standard, FSC is working on providing national adaptations of the FSC core labour requirements self-assessment template. These adaptations provide guidance on national context for filling out the self-assessment. Right now, you can find 14 national templates on our website, but more will become available before the end of 2021 or in early 2022. We will announce new adaptations as they become available. 

Adaptations available as of 31 August 2021 

Adaptations that will become available in 2021 or early 2022 

Australia 

Balkans (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia) 

Chile 

Denmark 

Indonesia 

Italy 

Japan 

Portugal 

South Africa 

Spain 

UK 

United States 

Canada 

China 

France 

Germany 

Netherlands 

New Zealand