FSC approves the National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) for Nepal

The National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) for Nepal has been recently approved by the FSC Policy and Standards Committee (PSC) without any condition. The Standard has been developed by a chamber-balanced Standards Development Group coordinated by ANSAB using multi-stakeholder process, including two public consultations. The Standard was field tested in different forests in two different geographical regions. This standard is applicable to all forest operations seeking FSC certification within Nepal. The Standard applies to all forest types including natural and plantation forests, all forest management regimes, and geographic areas (national and sub-national level) of Nepal.

In the notification email, FSC has written that PSC was impressed by the transparent and participatory process of the NFSS development in Nepal and the approval without any condition indicates to a very high level of performance of the Standards Development Group.

For more information, please contact Dr. Bhishma P. Subedi, Executive Director ANSAB, Nepal: E-mail: bhishmasubedi@ansab.org