Tuesday, 06 October 2020
Revised National Forest Stewardship Standards for The Republic of Congo
The standard becomes effective on 06 January 2021
The revised FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) for The Republic of Congo applies to specific management units as described in section 2.2 Scope of the standard, operating in natural forest and/or plantations.
The revision process of the NFSS of The Republic of Congo started in 2015 and mainly consisted in the adaptation to the FSC Principles and Criteria version 5 and the inclusion of important indicators related to Intact Forest Landscapes, wood tracking, indigenous peoples’ and local communities’ rights, among others.
This Congolese NFSS has been aligned as well, with the FLEGT legality requirements from the signed European Union Voluntary Partnership Agreement (EU-VPA)”.
A chamber-balanced standard development group conducted the revision following a multi-stakeholder process, including both, virtual and face-to-face consultations. The revised NFSS was passed through field testing and stakeholder involvement to ensure its applicability.
For any queries on the revised standard, please contact Inès Gady Strarov Cabare Mvoukani, FSC Standard Development Group Chairlady: inesgady at yahoo point fr / genfscroc at gmail point com
The NFSS for Republic of Congo (English and French versions) are available at https://www.fsc.org/en/document-centre/documents/resource/466
For media inquiry please contact Nathalie Bouville at n.bouville at fsc point org