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Due diligence evaluation for the association with FSC






Karen Steer

Start Date

8 June 2015


To screen organizations for compliance with the FSC Policy for Association prior to their association with FSC and on an ongoing basis.


To prevent organizations in breach of the FSC Policy for Association from associating with FSC and to form the basis for monitoring and evaluating activities.

Working Group

Environmental Chamber 
Danielle van Oijen, Greenpeace (Netherlands) 
Kanitha Krishnasamy, Individual member and TRAFFIC Southeast Asia Program Manager (Malaysia) 

Social Chamber 
Alan Smith, Individual member (Germany) 
Maria Tysiachniouk, Center for Independent Social Research (Russia) 

Economic Chamber 
Ryan Dahl, International Paper (USA) 
Lineu Siqueira Jr, Individual member (Brazil) 

Certification Body 
Gerrit Marais, SGS/South Africa 

Network Partner 
Vivian Peachey and Francois Dufresne, FSC Canada 

Frank Katto


April 2014
The FSC Policy for Association working group is tasked with advising and providing content related to the revision of the Due Diligence Procedure.
8 June 2015
Draft Version 1 of the Due diligence evaluation for the association with FSC (FSC-PRO-10-004) is published.
8 June 2015
60-day public consultation opens. If after the first round of public consultation there are substantive, unresolved issues, a second round shall be required.
7 Aug 2015
Consultation on FSC Policy for Association drafts extended to 13 September 2015
13 Aug 2015
To better share information on the changes being proposed to these core documents, a recorded webinar will be made available to stakeholders.
3 Sep 2015
FSC stakeholders are also invited to participate in a one-hour call-in meeting with FSC International staff and ask questions that will help inform the consultation process of the Policy for Association drafts.
New Draft Proposal: Due Dillegence Evaluation for the Association with FSC (FSC-PRO-10-004)
PDF, Size: 399.44KB
FSC-STD-01-002 Glossary of Terms April 2016 (1).pdf
PDF, Size: 515.31KB
Policy_For_Association_FAQ_V3_final (1).pdf
PDF, Size: 276.85KB
FSC-PRO-10-004 V1-0 EN_procedure internal doc copy (1).docx
DOCX, Size: 476.80KB
Comment-form_FSC POL-01-004 and related procedures_V3_Final (1).docx
DOCX, Size: 27.40KB
Review and Revision of the FSC Policy for Association Terms of Reference for the Working Group
PDF, Size: 151.06KB
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