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FSC Principles & Criteria for Forest Stewardship

Forest Stewardship Council

Although not for certifying ecosystem services, the FSC's Principles and Criteria (P&C) demonstrate how an existing certification scheme for forests operates.
The FSC P&C are to be incorporated into the evaluation systems and standards of all certification organizations seeking accreditation by FSC. They apply to all tropical, temperate and boreal forests. Many of these P&C apply also to plantations and partially replanted forests.
This document shall be used in conjunction with the FSC’s Statutes, Procedures for Accreditation and Guidelines for Certifiers.

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