Use these tools and guides to stay up to speed and in preparing for FSC forest management certification assessments and audits. Or share them with your stakeholders and employees.
High Conservation Value Forest
The HCV Network offers extensive and excellent resources for identification and management of High Conservation Values.
Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)
FSC's guidelines on how to address issues of free, prior and informed consent - an important aspect of FSC forest certification where indigenous peoples or local communities are affected by forest management.
FSC Resources for Smallholders
Resources and useful examples and inspiring cases for small forest operations
FSC and pesticides
Comprehensive portal managed by FSC, exploring and explaining issues related to pesticide use and FSC certification.
International Generic Indicators
The International Generic Indicators will form the framework for developing national FSC forest management standards and also provide the basis for FSC certification evaluations in areas where there are no national FSC standards. Follow the process of IGI development to understand what's in store for FM certificate holders.
Global Living Wage Coalition
The Coalition aims to facilitate improvement in wage levels for workers by advancing the process of calculating and adopting living wages.Their website features benchmark and prevailing wage studies for countries.
FSC Ecosystem Services Tools
Tools that FSC certificate holders can use to demonstrate the impact of their forest management activities on ecosystem services.