CSA Z809 SFM Sustainable Forest Management System

Leading forest certification Standard in Canada, and the first national sustainable forest management standard in the world.

Forests certified to the CSA SFM Standard provide independent 3rd party assurance of meeting a strict set of biological, environmental and social criteria. It has both performance and management system requirements.

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What Is It?

CSA Z809 describes the requirements for sustainable forest management (SFM) of a defined forest area (DFA).

The Standard outlines the requirements for a forest manager or owner wishing to implement the public participation, system requirements, and performance requirements for a DFA.It includes requirements for public participation, performance, management systems, review of actions, monitoring of effectiveness, and continual improvement. This Standard also outlines the auditing process used to determine whether SFM requirements are implemented at the DFA level.
Public Involvement

CSA Z809 requires extensive public participation in the development of its Standards. The need for public participation is also strongly emphasized in this Standard, which requires organizations to seek comprehensive, continuing public participation and to work with Aboriginal Peoples at the community level.

In this Standard, the public identifies forest values of specific importance to environmental, social, and economic concerns and needs. The public also takes part in the forest management planning process and works with organizations to identify and select SFM objectives, indicators, and targets to ensure that these values are addressed.

The public participation requirements of this Standard are some of the most rigorous in certification standards in the world today. Because Canadian forests are primarily publicly owned, it is vital that a Canadian forest certification standard involve the public extensively in the forest management planning process.

PEFC Recognition

The certification scheme is mutually recognized by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC).

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