For the first time, FSC is introducing a Policy for Association Remediation Framework, which provides a process by which businesses can remedy social and environmental harm for violations of the six unacceptable activities.

Stakeholder engagement and input is key in the process of developing this framework. To facilitate this, as well as to provide information and clarity about this draft framework and process, FSC will be hosting a series of stakeholder engagement initiatives in the coming weeks, such as informational webinars, expert topic webinars and targeted discussions.

As the first of these stakeholder engagement initiatives, FSC will host two informational webinars on 30 June, at 8:00 am CEST and 14:00 pm CEST. Click here and here to register for the webinars.

FSC is currently conducting three separate but related consultations, one on the PfA Remediation Framework, one on the Conversion Remedy Procedure, and one on FSC Policy for Association.  These three consultations are planned in parallel so that our members and stakeholders can have the opportunity to look at the full picture of FSC’s rules for remediation. All consultations can be accessed here.

The consultations are designed to make it quick and easy for you contribute. You can do this in two ways:

  •  On the Consultation Portal on the FSC website – where participants can respond to a simple questionnaire which takes maximum 30 minutes to fill in.
  • Or at the multiple Town Halls we are organizing on different timezones. Make your voice heard at one of these, and we will ensure that your comments are included into the consultation process.

We welcome the participation of all who care about FSC to join the conversation on its future - the forest managers, the merchants and producers, the manufacturers, the NGOs, scientists, investors, and forest communities, from north, south, east and west. We look forward to your participation and input into this important process!

Please put a note in your diary to contribute to the future of FSC by participating in these consultations. They are vital to all who care about the world’s forests, and their peoples.

Further information on the FSC PfA Remediation Framework can be found here. For more information on the public consultation, please contact Amparo Arellano, project coordinator at a.arellano@fsc.org.