Closing Soon: Public consultation to strengthen FSC standards and continue fighting deforestation globally

Forest Stewardship Council
February 20, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: International

FSC is updating its sustainable forestry requirements with three concurrent public consultations. This consultation includes system-wide changes to align with the intention of FSC’s Policy to Address Conversion, the updated FSC Risk Assessment Framework and FSC Regulatory Module. The public consultation for these requirements is open until 1 March 2024 on the Consultation Platform. …FSC Risk Assessments contain 76 indicators for social and environmental protections, going beyond regulatory requirements to ensure material is sourced responsibly. Learn more here. …To further tighten the FSC system to deliver deforestation-free products, FSC is fast tracking the implementation of changes from the intention of FSC’s Policy to Address Conversion. Learn more here. A key part of FSC’s offer is the development of requirements for the FSC Regulatory Module: a voluntary module that complements existing FSC certification requirements to support EUDR compliance. 

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