FSC Adds

The Forest Stewardship Council has added the concept of free, prior, and informed consent to its forest management standards around the world.
“FSC has embraced the UN Declaration (on Rights of Indigenous Peoples) and that concept of free, prior and informed consent,” said Peggy Smith, Lakehead University associate professor and member of Forest Stewardship Council Canada’s Standards Development Group (Aboriginal Chamber) in a release Wednesday.
The free, prior and informed consent initiative is supported by TD Bank Group, Kimberly Clarke, National Aboriginal Forestry Association, Globe and Mail, and more.