Sustainable forest management
This Standard specifies requirements for sustainable forest management (SFM) of a defined forest area
(DFA), including requirements for
a) the management framework;
c) public participation;
d) performance measures and targets;
e) the systematic review of actions;
f) the monitoring of effectiveness; and
g) continual improvement.
Note: While this Standard provides guidance to users regarding certification, requirements for certification and
decisions regarding approval rest with the certification bodies.
In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to
satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that
which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible
within the limits of the Standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a
note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their