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About FSC

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a global, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide. The FSC was established with the mission to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests.

 

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) runs FSC Forest Management Certification and FSC Chain of Custody Certification.

FSC Forest Management(FM) Certification

FSC forest management certification confirms that the natural forests/plantations is being managed in a way that preserves the natural ecosystem and benefits the lives of local people and workers, all while ensuring it sustains economically viability.

FSC Forest Management Principles & Certification Criteria

FSC Forest Management standards provides framework that constitutes the comprehensive FSC system for voluntary, independent, third-party certification of the quality of forest management. FSC Forest Management stipulates the requirements in the form of principles as follows:

  • P1: COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS AND FSC PRINCIPLES

  • P2: TENURE AND USE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • P3: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' RIGHTS

  • P4: COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND WORKER'S RIGHTS

  • P5: BENEFITS FROM THE FOREST

  • P6: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

  • P7: MANAGEMENT PLAN

  • P8: MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT

  • P9: MAINTENANCE OF HIGH CONSERVATION VALUE FORESTS

  • P 10: PLANTATIONS

Through adherence to the robust social, economic and environmental standards within the FSC Principles and Criteria, certified forest management enhances the wellbeing of local people, economic viability of the certificate holder (The Organization) and environmental appropriateness of forest management.

FSC Forest Management Certification is for

FSC Forest Management certification is applicable for both natural forests and plantations. Single-site or multi-sites, Small and Low Intensity Managed Forests (SLIMF), Group Certification (group of individual small farmers with farm plantations), Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) can get certified with FSC Forest Management.

An FSC Forest Management certificate is valid for five years with annual surveillance audits for maintaining your certificate.

Benefits of FSC Forest Management Certification

Consistent with the organization's commitment to Foreset conservation and sustainability, the desired benefits of FSC certifcation include:

  • Demonstrates responsible and sustainable Forest Management practices

  • Confirms Environment and Social Impact assessments are conducted for the farm operations.

  • Validates good communications with stakeholders

  • Access to new markets and clients

  • Enhanced brand reputation

  • Price premiums from buyers

Our Service offers for FSC FM Certification:

With a team of highly experienced consultants and trainers, Deccan Consulting’ assists in:

  • Implementing and achieving FSC Forest Management certification based on your requirements.

  • Educating you on what you need for meeting the requirements

  • Developing management plans and systems (upgrading the existing documentation), thereby enabling you to solve any potential issues

  • Conducting Environment Impact Assessment (B-EIA) and Social Impact Assessment (P-SIA)

  • Avoiding costly mistakes and unnecessary delays

  • Sail through your audit with confidence and ease

  • Will only recommend for audit when you feel ready and will remain on-call throughout your audit

  • Getting done through audit process, award of certification, interim assistance for maintaining the compliance and certification for annual checks