Netherlands NFSS

The National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) of The Kingdom of The Netherlands FSC-STD-NLD-02-2018 EN has gone through an unscheduled partial revision. The changes in this partially revised version FSC-STD-NLD-02.1-2021 EN affect some requirements for forest management certification. The changes include the following:

  • Adding a new indicator (6.9.2) and a note that further restricts the conditions for forest conversion   
  • Updating existing indicator 10.2.2 and adding new indicator 10.2.4, which expands the list of options for the use of plant material for forest restoration.
  • Adding a glossary definition of small-scale planting (linked to the changes in indicators of Criterion 10.2 outlined above).
  • Editorial changes to remove typos and inconsistencies

For any queries on the NFSS of The Kingdom of The Netherlands, please contact FSC Netherlands at

The NFSS for Netherlands (English version) can be consulted in the FSC Document Centre.

A translated (into Dutch) version will be available on the FSC Netherlands’ website in due course. Visit FSC Netherlands’ newsroom for more related news.

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