FSC approved the interim national standard (INS) for eSwatini on 5 February 2020. It applies to all types of organizations managing plantations only and does not refer to any type of non-timber forest products.

The INS got developed based on the FSC Principles and Criteria (V5-2) and the international generic indicators, in addition to input from local stakeholders. The organization Soil Association Certification Limited was responsible for the adaptation process.

The INS for eSwatini (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.