Forest Stewardship Council

Iseal code compliant member

Forest Stewardship Council

The Forest Stewardship Council International Center is an international not-for-profit organisation established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC is a certification system that provides internationally recognised standard-setting, trademark assurance and accreditation to companies, organisations, and communities interested in responsible forestry.

ISEAL Code Compliant designates members who have successfully undergone independent evaluations against the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice in Standards-Setting, Assurance and Impacts.

Independent Evaluation to the ISEAL Standards-Setting Code
Previous assessment

FSC reviewed its standards in 2019 and agreed not to launch a revision process.

Independent Evaluation to the ISEAL Assurance Code
Previous assessment
Next assessment

As a result of this independent evaluation, FSC have made the following improvements to their assurance system:

  • Finalised their Risk Management plan, identifying the strategies which will be employed to mitigate identified risks.

  • Introduced increased consistency on time needed for an audit in relation to the varying nature, complexity and size of forest units.

Independent Evaluation to the ISEAL Impacts Code
Previous assessment
Next assessment

As a result of this independent evaluation, FSC have made the following improvements to their M&E system:

  • Analysed the resource necessary to expand their M&E system and worked to ensure adequate resourcing of activities

  • Introduced structured reporting from M&E to the FSC management team and Board.