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Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Continuous Improvement Procedure Public Consultation Open

Continuous improvement – Public consultation for the continous improvement procedure. picture of a tree  (© FSC)© FSC

FSC has developed a new procedure to improve access to, and uptake of, the FSC system by small forest owners and communities. This Continuous Improvement Procedure is now open for public consultation and can be accessed here.


The Continuous Improvement Procedure is based on the idea that sustainability, rather than a fixed objective, is a path. It invites smallholder and communities to become part of the global FSC community of certificate holders without having perfect responsible management in place. It´s enough to have initiated and implemented crucial measures and to commit to continue the path of sustainability together with FSC, by improving forest management practices step-by-step and to conform with all requirements of the FSC standard within 5 years.

We are convinced that this procedure, along with other policy solutions and proposals on how responsible forest management and FSC certification, can contribute to the prosperity of smallholders and communities and will enhance FSC's ability to play an important role in the management of small and community forests.

We invite you to participate in the consultation available from 15 June 2021 through 26 August 2021. With the diversity of everyone's input, experience and knowledge we are sure to turn this good draft into an excellent procedure.


For those who are new to the FSC consultation platform, please registerto get the login credentials that will allow you to access the consultation.


Thank you in advance for you interest, time, and participation!


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