Once FSC has taken the decision to create or revise a normative document, we announce our intention to start the process in our newsroom and in the FSC newsletter. The announcement will be accompanied by a call for applications to a working group. You may be qualified to join such a working group, and if so, you can directly contribute to developing the standard.
As a next step, the development of the process will be displayed on the Current Processes page, which lists all opportunities to engage and be informed throughout the process, e.g. in the consultative forum associated with it. You can request to join the consultative forum for each process individually to receive regular updates and give feedback on a continuous basis.
Finally, we hold 30- or 60-day public consultations on drafts of the normative document before it is tested and eventually approved. When you create an account on the FSC Consultation Platform, you will be notified via email about new consultations.
The revision of the National Forest Stewardship Standard for Ukraine and the National Risk Assessment of Controlled Wood for Ukraine involves following these steps. To do this, follow our news and subscribe to the newsletter.
01. 04 Working Group: Send a call to form a working group
02. 05 Forum: Create a consultative forest to provide continuous update and feedback
03. 06 Public Consultation: Hold public consultation on draft documents
04. 07 Testing: Test new of revised documents
05. 08 Approval & Interpretation: Approval of normative documents and implement normative document
06. 01 Identification: Identify the need for revision of an existing normative document or creation of a new one
07. 02 Approval: Approval to start development or revision process
08. 03 Stakeholders Consultation: Consult stakeholders on the intent to revise or create a new normative document
In summary, there are several ways you can remain informed and contribute:
1. Tell us about the need for a new normative document for your country or an improvement for an existing normative document.
2. Sign up to receive the FSC newsletter, where you can be informed of any calls to join a working group.
3. Monitor the current processes for normative documents under development that are relevant to you and ask to join corresponding consultative forums.
4. Register on the FSC Consultation Platform so you can be automatically notified when any public consultation on an FSC International normative document is opened.
5. Monitor relevant national office websites and newsletters for announcements.