FSC approved the interim national standard (INS) for Guyana on 16 March 2020. It applies to all types of organizations – including small and low-intensity managed forests (SLIMF) – working in natural forests only. The INS does not apply to non-timber forest products.

The INS got developed based on the FSC Principles and Criteria (V5-2) and the international generic indicators. Additionally, stakeholders – including local ones – were consulted during the process. The organization Soil Association Certification Limited was responsible for the adaptation process.

The INS for Guyana (English version) can be consulted in the FSC Document Center.

Please contact the FSC team working on forest management by email forestmanagement@fsc.org for any comments regarding the new standard.