Certification

Welcome to the Webpage for the New Zealand Standard Development Group for the National Standard for Certification of Plantation Forest Management in New Zealand

A group of key parties interested in Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification in New Zealand have formed a Standard Development Group to develop a National Standard for Certification of Plantation Forest Management in New Zealand.  This site forms the portal for information dissemination and feedback on the standard development.

Review and consultation - updated 22 September 2016

Consultation on the Draft Revised National Standard for Certification of Plantation Forest Management in New Zealand is now open and closes at 5pm on 13 January 2017

The consultation draft and other information can be found at: https://nz.fsc.org/en-nz/policies/public-consultations.

 The website contains links to downloads including a feedback form, the draft for consultation and the NZ Transfer Matrix (as an Excel spreadsheet).

Approved Standard (current)

The national standard has been formally approved by FSC and is effective from 27 September 2013.  The standard has been allocated the FSC title: FSC-STD-NZL-01-2012 New Zealand plantations EN, and can be found at National Standard for Certification of Plantation Forest Management in New Zealand.