(Policy for the Association of
Organizations with FSC®)
The signing Organization is associated with the Forest Stewardship Council A.C., Oaxaca, Mexico, or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates (hereinafter: FSC®) by being either a member of or having a contractual relationship with FSC®. Hereby the signing Organization explicitly states that it has read and understood the “Policy for the Association of Organizations with FSC®” as published under www.fsc.org. This policy stipulates FSC®’s position with regards to unacceptable activities by organizations and individuals which already are or would like to be associated with FSC® as well as the mechanism for disassociation.
In light of the above, the Organization explicitly agrees currently and in the future, as long as the relationship with FSC® exists, not to be directly or indirectly involved in the following unacceptable activities:
a) Illegal logging or the trade in illegal wood or forest products;
b) Violation of traditional and human rights in forestry operations;
c) Destruction of high conservation values in forestry operations;
d) Significant conversion of forests to plantations or non-forest use;
e) Introduction of genetically modified organisms in forestry operations;
f) Violation of any of the ILO Core Conventions as defined in the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work;
The organization shall not use child labour.
a) The organization shall not employ workers below the age of 15, or below the minimum age as stated under national, or local laws or regulations, whichever age is higher, except as specified in b).
b) In countries where the national law or regulations permit the employment of persons between the ages of 13 to 15 years in light work, such employment should not interfere with schooling nor, be harmful to their health or development. Notably, where children are subject to compulsory education laws, they shall work only outside of school hours during normal day-time working hours.
c) No person under the age of 18 is employed in hazardous or heavy work except for the purpose of training within approved national laws and regulation.
d) The organization shall prohibit the worst forms of child labour.
For the Organization / Organisatsioon
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