Stakeholder Reporting

If you are a stakeholder who wants to report a potential violation of FSC Principles and Criteria, you can find the information you need from this page.

FSC is committed to facilitating consistent and timely evaluation of complaints and appeals raised by stakeholders against decisions, performances or any other issues within the FSC system.

This process is fully defined through "FSC Dispute Resolution System" Procedures ( FSC-PRO-01-009, FSC-PRO-01-008, and FSC-PRO-01-005 ) and other supporting documents.

Designed in a modular way, the FSC Dispute Resolution System supports stakeholders to express concerns they may have with the operation of the FSC system and to find the best ways to resolve disputes.

FSC has developed a dispute resolution center for stakeholders to submit and track complaints and appeals online. Stakeholders may use the online form to submit a complaint about the operation of the FSC certification system, the FSC Network, the FSC accreditation program or the performance of FSC-accredited certification bodies.