CSA Z809 – Canada’s Sustainable Forest Management Standard

Few countries can match Canada’s commitment to the sustainable management of our forests, and few organizations can match CSA Group extensive experience in developing relevant, widely-accepted sustainability standards, including CAN/CSA Z809 – Sustainable Forest Management.

CSA Z809: Uniquely Canadian, International Best Practices

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The first standard of its kind in the world and first published in 1996, CAN/CSA Z809 helps address the unique needs of Canada’s forestry sector, its unique public ownership structure, and its various stakeholder communities: consumers, environmental groups, government, industry, First Nations and academia. A national standard of Canada, CAN/CSA Z809 incorporates Canada’s own national SFM criteria, developed by the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers, as well as locally-adapted indicators developed through public consultation. It links adaptive forest management to forest certification through performance, public participation and system requirements.

PROPOSED KEY CHANGES

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CURRENT VERSION

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