Normative Documents

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In this collection, you will find the current and past iterations of FSC’s normative framework. This amounts to the collected file set of FSC standards, procedures and advice notes. The community will be continuously updated with new documents as they are released.

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    FSC Directive on Chain of Custody Certification Code: FSC-DIR-40-004 FSC International Center (2024-05-08) Type Directive (DIR)

    This document provides FSC’s formal interpretation of the requirements included in FSC-STD-40-004.

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    FSC Directive on Project Certification Code: FSC-DIR-40-006 FSC International Center (2024-04-30) Type Directive (DIR)

    This document provides FSC’s formal interpretation of the requirements included in FSC-STD-40-006.

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    FSC Interim Forest Stewardship Standard for Ghana Code: FSC-STD-GHA-02-2024 FSC International Center (2024-04-30) Type Forest Stewardship Standards (FSS)

    The present document contains certification requirements for certifying forest operations from smallholders in plantations in Ghana, developed in accordance with FSC's normative document for the development and maintenance of FSC Forest Stewardship Standards. Revisions of FSC Forest Stewardship Standards are ongoing, and all existing standards will be transferred to the revised Principles & Criteria version 5-3. All standards are valid until replaced by a new FSC Forest Stewardship Standard.

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    Controlled Forest Management Evaluations Code: FSC-STD-20-012 FSC International Center (2024-04-15) Type Standard (STD)

    This standard applies to forest management-accredited certification bodies assessing conformity with the applicable FSC normative requirements during controlled forest management evaluations including pre-evaluations, main evaluations, surveillance evaluations and step-up evaluations of single management units, forest management groups, and single legal entities managing multiple management units. This standard defines the normative requirements for FSC accreditation for controlled forest management certification.

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    Controlled Wood Interpretations Code: n.a. FSC International Center (2024-04-04) Type Interpretation (INT)

    This document contains all interpretations of the FSC normative framework for controlled wood.