Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a registered charity that operates through a network of national offices to promote responsible forest management worldwide. A FSC Canada office was established in 2001, with a Canadian Board of Directors elected by residents in Canada.
FSC’s standard development process follows ISEAL principles for sustainability standard development.
Standards for Forest Management (Canada):
These standards use the international FSC Principles and Criteria for responsible forest management, and locally adapted indicators at the sub-national level.
In January 2021, FSC Canada entered the final stage of the standard development process for Small and Low Intensity Managed Forests (SLIMF) and for Community Forests.