Portugal Becomes First Country to Transfer its National Forest Stewardship Standard to the FSC Principles and Criteria Version 5

On 18 February 2016, FSC’s Policy and Standards Committee (PSC) approved Portugal’s revised National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS).

This makes Portugal the first country with an existing NFSS to successfully transfer to from the fourth to the fifth version of the FSC Principles and Criteria (P C V5).

P C V5 was approved in February 2012, and a set of international generic indicators (IGIs) was developed to phase it in consistently across the world. As each country revises and transfers its existing indicators to P C V5, it uses the IGIs to ensure that they meet all the requirements of the new P C. This process is strengthening the global consistency and credibility of the FSC system. read more…