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FSC publishes new Controlled Forest Management Standard V3-0

 Wednesday, January 3, 2024

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The new version of FSC-STD-30-010 Controlled Forest Management Standard V3-0 is now published on 01 January 2024 with major changes in the structure and the contents of the standard. This standard specifies basic requirements applicable at the forest management level for organizations to demonstrate that the materials produced and supplied from those management units conform to the requirements specified in the 5 categories of this standard which are as follows:

This new version replaces Controlled Wood Standard for Forest Management Enterprises V2-0.

The revision of the standard FSC-STD-30-010 was triggered by the Strategy for FSC Mix products and Controlled Wood. The strategy aims at reducing reliance on all forms of Controlled Wood and to enable a stepwise approach towards full forest management certification.

The new version of the standard now uses FSC’s Principles and Criteria as the basis for Controlled Forest Management with over 70% of the International Generic Indicators now included. The new Controlled Forest Management Standard main changes include:

A new output claim (FSC CFM) has been introduced to incentivize controlled forest management, and to distinguish it from forest products sourced as CW based on FSC-STD-40-005 Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Wood.

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