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Thursday, 06 December 2018
South Africa National Forest Management Standard

NFSS and Risk Assessment for South Africa – Documentsavailable for download


The FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) of Republic of South Africa: FSC-STD-ZAF-01-2017 V1-0 Plantation Forestry, All scales of operation_EN was approved in November 2018.

The NFSS of RSA will become effective on 1st March 2019.


Existing certificate holders will need to be audited against the new standard within 12 months of the effective date of the new standard to retain their certification status – any certificates based on the old standard will be considered expired by FSC as of 1 September 2020.


Where major corrective action requests (CARs) are issued as a result of a non-conformance with a new requirement, the client may be granted an extension of up to six (6) months to close them. New requirements are those elements that are entirely new to the standard rather than a rewording of previous requirements.


You can download the Standard and accompanying Risk Assessment here



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