The summary report of that consultation is now publicly available. FSC has undergone a thorough analysis to produce it: the report includes replies from the FPIC working group to stakeholders’ concerns.

The guidelines describe the concept of FPIC to be applied in interactions between Indigenous Peoples and operators of FSC-certified forests. They also include a step-by-step approach to design and implement its process on the ground. By applying FPIC, forest operators will comply with the FSC Principles and Criteria and the FSC national forest stewardship standard requirements. 

The first version of FSC-GUI-30-003 FSC Guidelines for Implementing FPIC was published in 2012. Since then, FSC has improved the understanding of FPIC in the context of forest management. The current version is being revised since June 2018.   

Click here to access the English version of the consultation results or here for the Spanish version.  
Please visit the webpage summarizing the FPIC process to know more about the revision. 

If you wish to know more about the process or any related theme, please contact Joachim Meier-Dörnberg, FSC Social Policy Manager: