BONN, Germany, Aug. 16, 2018 (Press Release) -The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has begun work on a comprehensive generic roadmap that will become a baseline for possibly ending disassociation, with businesses that have been (directly or indirectly) involved in significant forest conversion issues and unacceptable activities, as defined by the FSC Policy for Association.
It will offer a robust set of guidelines and a framework that will be adaptable to businesses involved in future processes to end disassociation to support credible, transparent and fair procedures.
“The generic roadmap will provide stakeholders and companies with an enhanced procedure to structure the processes to end disassociation with FSC. This is an unprecedented document that can significantly improve the way companies address any legacy of conversion and their future commitments to FSC’s rules,” commented Kim Carstensen, Director General of FSC.
FSC will submit a draft version of the generic roadmap document for public consultation in the first half of 2019 providing interested stakeholders the opportunity to comment on and give specific input into the draft version.
Once the draft generic roadmap is completed it will be submitted for approval to the FSC Board of Directors and will be available for use in ending future cases of disassociation.