Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Call for comments: Version 3.0 of the South African National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS)
This will be the last opportunity to comment prior to submission to the FSC for approval. Closing date for stakeholder comment is 30th January, 2017.
Please focus your attention on the draft indicators, context statements and guidance notes as these are specific to the SA NFSS. The FSC Principles and Criteria apply globally and cannot be altered at a country level. As you will see in the attached spreadsheet, each Principle has a separate tab as do the Annexes. Written comments can be submitted directly in the excel spreadsheet, using column J, or in an email or word document. If you would like to submit your comments verbally or discuss any aspect of the draft standard, you are welcome to contact your Chamber Representatives – see below for contact details.
To recap on the process followed during the development of the SA standard: Draft 1 NFSS was released in January 2016 and underwent extensive consultation, leading to a second draft. Draft 2 was then field tested in October, leading to this third draft. After incorporation of comments on Draft 3, the final draft will be submitted to FSC early in 2017. SDG-SA would like to thank everyone who participated in NFSS consultation workshops and field testing, and to all who provided written feedback. A report on how stakeholder inputs were incorporated into the V2.0 is available from the SDG Coordinator on request.
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