Project title

Proposal for FSC forestry contractor certification



Project Coordinator

Lauri Ilola;

Project Supervisor

Vera Santos;

Start date

May 2018

End date

April 2019

Purpose of the document
  1. To assess how forestry contractor certification could be incorporated into the FSC system.
  2. To identify the impacts of this proposal to FSC certification processes.
  3. To provide input to other areas of the FSC normative framework that would require revision to be adapted to this new approach.
Strategic alignment

At the 2017 General Assembly in Vancouver, Canada, the membership approved Motion 46 with a focus on developing new solutions, including new ideas not currently contemplated in the FSC normative framework and system.

Technical working group



Justinas Janulaitis, NEPCon

Certification body

Sigitas Girdziušas, Darnūs miškai

Certificate holder

Aidas Pivoriūnas, FSC Baltics


Simo Jaakkola, TAFFEC

Forestry contractor

Janne Näräkkä, Finnish Forest Industries Federation

Economic chamber member

Matti Maajärvi, UPM

Certificate holder

Dana Doran, Professional Loggers of Maine

Forestry contractor

Andrew Goldberg, Rainforest Alliance

Certification body

Edward Wright, The Trust to Conserve Northeast Forestlands

Certificate holder


7 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Public consultation
30 Oct - 1 Nov 2018
International working group meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania
1 Jun 2018
Terms of Reference (ToR)

Read ToR

1 May 2018
Selection of TWG members
7 Nov 2017
Discussion paper ‘Reaching Smallholders in the Global North: Forestry contractor certification’ published and a public consultation launched.
13 Oct 2017
Motion GA2017/46 is passed