COVID-19 has presented FSC with many challenges, the most important of which is maintaining FSC’s mission to take care of the world’s forests while protecting the health of certificate holders and auditors at the frontline of our work. As a result, FSC issued several derogations and interpretations related to COVID-19. These derogations and interpretations have been published in a single volume, together with related frequently asked questions. FSC will continue to monitor the situation and may either invalidate the derogations and interpretations prior to that date or may further extend the validity date before expiry of the COVID-19 derogations and interpretations.

The updated collection document is available for download here.  The updated derogation FSC-DER-2020-001 is available for download here.