SDG (Standard Development Group) will organize a debate on: Practical Recommendations for Implementing the National Standard FSC® for forest management, on 6 June 2019 in Brasov.
Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®)
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) (Forest Stewardship Council) is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organization founded in 1993 to promote the responsible forest management of the world’s forests.
FSC is registered in Mexico as a membership organization – Association Civil and operates at international level, offering services through the FSC International centre located in Bonn, Germany, as well as through an international network of National Offices.
The idea of forest management certification came up in the context of the major concerns related to the management of the forests and follows the idea of the global certification of systems and performances in the most diverse activity fields. The certification of forest management, best known as the forest certification, has its origins in the concerns of the society which appeared with the massive deforestation of tropical forests since the early 80-90’s.
After the United Nations Conference for Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 the need for a sustainable development strategy for the world’s forests, with a large consultation of all stakeholders was identified. Following this idea, in October 1993 an official agreement was signed on launching the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), a certification scheme in which the economic, social and environmental interest have equal rights.