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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.

Approved Standard

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.

FSC International Generic Indicators (IGIs).

Consultation on the second public draft of the FSC IGIs is currently open.  The second draft, background information and instructions on how to participate can be found at the following website:  http://igi.fsc.org/public-consultation.3.htm. If you have any questions on the process or would like help to submit you can contact FSC’s volunteer NZ IGI Ambassador, Colin Maunder by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The deadline for submissions is March 31.

Consultation on the NZ Proposed Risk Assessment for FSC Controlled Wood

The Proposed Risk Assessment for FSC Controlled Wood in NZ is open for consultation.  Please refer to the following message from the facilitator of the process, Philip Millichamp.

Dear FSC Stakeholder

You are being consulted on the attached draft National Risk Assessment (NRA) for New Zealand.

Many of you will be aware of measures being undertaken by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to strengthen the system for “Controlled Wood” –  the system allowing, under controlled conditions, the mixing of FSC certified material with uncertified material in FSC labelled products. 

Part of the revision includes the phase out of Company Risk Assessments to be replaced by FSC approved National Risk Assessments.  In response, New Zealand has established a NRA Working Group and this has overseen the drafting of the attached document. 

Approved FSC procedures require a 30-day period for stakeholder consultation.  Accordingly , if you have any comments, submissions must be made before Friday 30 May 2014 and sent to Philip Millichamp, FSC NRA Facilitator, at this email address or to  Private Bag 6 Tokoroa, New Zealand.  

To facilitate stakeholder engagement, a NRA Workshop will be held at the ForestWood Centre, 93 the Terrace Wellington on Monday 14 April 2014, 9:30am – 4:00pm , details also attached.  Some funds have been provided to assist non-profit organisations with travel arrangements if needed. If you are interested in attending this workshop and/or need assistance with travel please contact the undersigned before 4 April.

If you have any questions please contact Philip by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..