Start date
End date
Title

Policy for the Association of Organizations with FSC (PfA)

Code

FSC-POL-01-004

Type

Policy

Coordinator

Karen Steer

Start Date

April 2014

Purpose

To protect the FSC brand from reputational risk resulting from organizations associated with FSC being involved in activities that contradict the core values of FSC.

Objective(s)

To equip FSC with a safeguard against organizations accountable for unacceptable activities.

Working Group

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

Social Chamber 
Leo van der Vlist, Netherlands Centre for Indigenous Peoples (Netherlands) 
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 

ASI 
Frank Katto

Timeline

18/01/2017
Second public consultation for the second draft versions of the two PfA procedures: 1) FSC-PRO-10-004 Due Diligence Evaluation for Association with FSC; 2) FSC-PRO-01-009 Procedure for Evaluating Compliance with the FSC Policy for Association.

All information – second drafts of both procedures and comment form; the consultation report from the first consultation; and a stakeholders guide to the PfA, including a cross – walk from Draft 1 to Draft 2 of the procedures – can be found here.

28/11-5/12
The first public consultation is underway on the draft procedures used to put the FSC Policy for Association (PfA) into action: The PfA Due Diligence Procedure and the PfA Evaluation Procedure. The consultation closes on 16 December.

To facilitate meaningful stakeholder engagement, FSC International invites your participation in an interactive webinar, offered in both English (28 November and 5 December) and Spanish (29 November).

 

All information on the Webinars can be found here.

18/10/2016
60-day public consultation opens for draft versions of two PfA supplementary procedures, including: 1. FSC-PRO-10-004 Due Diligence Evaluation for Association with FSC 2.

FSC-PRO-01-009 Procedure for Evaluating Compliance with the FSC Policy for Association

 

All information – drafts of both procedures and a comment form; the second draft of the PfA and the consultation report; and, a stakeholder’s guide to the PfA–can be found here.

12/01/2016
Summary of comments received on the second revised draft of FSC-POL-01-004 V3-0 Policy for the Association of Organizations with FSC.
10/02/2015
Compilation of comments received during second stakeholder consultation.
01/12/2015
Draft Version 2 of the Policy for Association of Organizations with FSC (FSC-POL-01-004) is published.
01/12/2015 - 29/01/2016
Second 60-day public consultation opens.

Consultation closed

01/10/2015
Summary of comments received on the first revised draft of FSC-POL-01-004 V3-0 Policy for the Association of Organizations with FSC.
29/09/2015 - 01/10/2015
The Policy for Association (PfA) Working Group held its third face-to-face meeting in Bonn from 29 September to 1 October 2015
29/09/2015
A compilation of all the comments received during the first stakeholder consultation of the FSC Policy for Association(PfA) (8 June to 13 September 2015), and corresponding responses/observations from the FSC Quality Assurance Unit (QAU).
03/09/2015
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.

Completed

13/08/2015
To better share information on the changes being proposed to these core documents, a recorded webinar will be made available to stakeholders.
07/08/2015
First consultation on FSC Policy for Association drafts extended to 13 September 2015
08/06/2015
First 60-day public consultation opens. If after the first round of public consultation there are substantive, unresolved issues, a second round shall be required.

Consultation closed

08/06/2015
Draft Version 1 of the Policy for Association of Organizations with FSC (FSC-POL-01-004) is published.
04/2014

A group of FSC members with professional experience in the field of question, is selected to advise and provide content related input to the development or revision process of Policy for Association of Organizations with FSC (FSC-POL-01-004), equally representing the perspectives of the social, environmental and economic chamber of the FSC membership.

 

Read Terms of Reference

PfA _Documents for second public consultation.zip
ZIP, Size: 1.03MB
Results from the first consultation.zip
ZIP, Size: 2.19MB
PfA Compilation of Stakeholder Comments_Second Consultation_Final .pdf
PDF, Size: 707.68KB
First consultation on PfA Procedures Announcement.pdf
PDF, Size: 171.94KB
FSC-PRO-01-009 V4_D2_CLEAN FINAL.pdf
PDF, Size: 751.51KB
FSC-PRO-10-004 V2_D2 CLEAN FINAL.pdf
PDF, Size: 360.78KB
Consultation Report on FSC-PRO-10-004 and PRO-01-009_First Conslutation_Draft.pdf
PDF, Size: 411.12KB
Second consultation zip file.zip
ZIP, Size: 2.77MB
FSC-POL-01-004_V2-0_EN_Policy_for_Association.pdf
PDF, Size: 138.72KB
FSC-POL-01-004 V3_D4.1_as reference for consultation of procedures.pdf
PDF, Size: 935.63KB
Comment-form_FSC POL-01-004_Second Public Consultation_FINAL.docx
DOCX, Size: 22.47KB
Stakeholders Guide to the PfA_with cross-walk from D1 to D2.pdf
PDF, Size: 363.91KB
2016-12-05 07.05 Webinar_ Consultation on the FSC Policy for Association (PfA) Due Diligence and Evaluation Procedures.mp4
MP4, Size: 36.13MB
Stakeholders Guide to the PfA.pdf
PDF, Size: 461.32KB
FSC-PRO-10-004 V2_D4.2 FOR FIRST CONSULTATION.pdf
PDF, Size: 701.44KB
FSC-PRO-01-009 V4_D1 4_FOR FIRST CONSULTATION.pdf
PDF, Size: 530.88KB