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. The first draft of this framework is available here and will be open for consultation in the Consultation Platform until the 21 August 2021.

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, including:

  • Informational webinars: 30 June at 8:00 am CEST and 14:00 pm CEST. Click here and here to register for the webinars. The content of these webinars will be the same.
  • Technical webinars: 2 and 22 July at 12:00 pm and 7:00 am CEST. Click here and here to register for the webinars.

FSC continually looks to improve its policies and procedures to encourage greater participation in responsible forestry, and to expand the social, environmental, and economic impacts of its work. The development of the FSC Policy for Association Remediation Framework is proof of FSC’s efforts towards continuous improvement.

To support this, FSC must listen to all kinds of stakeholders, from all countries, on the important decisions it makes. We therefore organize formal consultations on these decisions that are designed to be easy to participate in, and to provide the fullest transparency possible on all decision-making.

Join one of the multiple webinars and make your voice heard, and we will ensure that your comments are included in 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!

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