Risk-Based Approach to the Normative Framework
This group is responsible for creating a proposal for a risk-based approach to the FSC normative framework, to make it more predictable, cost-effective and outcome-oriented.
- Simplify the FSC normative framework to increase understanding among stakeholders.
- Create growth in FSC certificates through reducing the cost for FSC certificate holders and the standard-setting processes within the FSC system.
Results achieved to date
- The group has delivered a proposal laying out the options for applying a risk-based approach to the normative framework, ensuring continued compliance with best practice requirements such as ISEAL and ISO.
- The proposal outlined how to measure and monitor the success of any adopted approach, by considering many different factors including: the number and type of certificates; costs; stakeholder satisfaction; and potential impacts based on social, environmental and economic indicators.