FSC Annual Report 2020

FSC Annual Report 2020

A year unlike any other

We are delighted to present our 2020 Annual Report.

Covid-19 made it an incredibly challenging year for our members, employees, and wider stakeholders

At FSC, like many businesses, we continued to ensure safe working conditions for our people, including support for setting up home offices, introducing shift patterns, and providing workplaces following hygiene standards.

These measures enabled us to continue our essential work – and deliver against our ongoing commitments and goals.

This report provides an overview of what we achieved in 2020, as well as a range of stories that showcase our success as we continue to improve our system for the benefit of our members and the world at large.The pandemic put great pressure on the world’s economies and healthcare systems. But it also offered a perfect opportunity to highlight the importance of collective action in response to a crisis – something which is close to our hearts and minds at FSC.

In responding to the challenges for certification bodies and certificate holders to conduct audits caused by Covid-19, FSC issued several derogations. This allowed for innovative approaches to remote auditing and hybrid audits in different scenarios and under certain preconditions based on risk.

Plus, to support a smooth transition to new normative documents during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, extensions were provided for the FSC Pesticides Policy transition period and several national standards.

The renewed ambitions, focus, and targets set out in the FSC Global Strategy 2021-2026 mean we will not take our foot off the gas in 2021 and beyond, as we once again put the protection of forests, and the people who rely on them, at the heart of everything we do.