FSC has launched the second public consultation of the revised FSC-STD-20-007 Forest Management Evaluations Standard open from 18 May through 16 July 2022.

What are the main changes that are being proposed in the draft standard? 

This draft aims to increase the transparency and efficiency of outcome-oriented and risk-based forest management evaluations. Some changes include:


FSC plans to hold webinars in English with simultaneous Spanish translation for different time zones during the consultation.

These webinars are an opportunity to understand development process and the proposals in FSC-STD-20-007 FSC Forest Management Evaluations Standard, and to ask questions to help you fill in the online consultation. The registration information for the three webinars is as below:

  • 31 May 2022 (EN with ES translation); 16:00 – 17:15 CEST - Register here
  • 28 June 2022 (EN with ES translation); 16:00 – 17:15 CEST - Register here
  • 29 June 2022 (English only); 09:00 – 10:15 CEST - Register here

In addition to this consultation process, FSC also invites certification bodies to participate in a field test of the draft standard. For more information about the field tests, please click here.

The public consultation and field tests are happening simultaneously between 18 May through 16 July 2022.

We are looking forward to your opinions and suggestions!

To participate in the public consultation, please click here.

Please contact Lucia Mayer Massaroth at l.massaroth@fsc.org for comments or questions.

Thank you in advance for your participation!