The role of the Consultative Forum is to ensure that all stakeholders who may be affected by the implementation of the IGIs have the opportunity to formally provide input during the process of developing them.
The Consultative Forum includes individuals and representatives of organizations reflecting the full range of stakeholders affected by the International Generic Indicators (IGIs) under development. It is established following the specifications of the FSC procedure ‘The development and revision of FSC Normative Documents' (FSC-PRO-01-001 (Version 3-0)).
Members need to complete a questionnaire which identifies the stakeholder group(s) to which they belong and identifies whether they are an FSC member. Membership of the Consultative Forum is open to any stakeholder on request, regardless of FSC membership status.