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Proactive FSC Policy for Association Evaluation




Discussion Draft


Karen Steer

Start Date

8 June 2015


To enable FSC to proactively evaluate allegations of possible FSC Policy for Association violations as an alternative, or prior to, a complaint being filed.


To proactively investigate potential FSC Policy for Association violations outside the formal and resource-intensive complaints process.

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 development of the Proactive FSC Policy for Association evaluation.
8 June 2015
Discussion Draft of the Proactive FSC Policy for Association evaluation 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 August 2015
Consultation on FSC Policy for Association drafts extended to 13 September 2015
13 August 2015
To better share information on the changes being proposed to these core documents, a recorded webinar will be made available to stakeholders.
3 September 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.
FSC-PRO-01-009 V3-0 EN Processing PfA Complaints.pdf
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Discussion paper for the creation of a new mechanism: Proactive FSC Policy for Association Evaluation
PDF, Size: 187.94KB
Review and Revision of the FSC Policy for Association Terms of Reference for the Working Group
PDF, Size: 151.06KB
Policy for Association FAQ
PDF, Size: 276.85KB
FSC-STD-01-002 Glossary of Terms April 2016.pdf
PDF, Size: 515.31KB
Comment-form_FSC POL-01-004 and related procedures_V3_Final (1).docx
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