PRINCIPLES

N°1 ENSURING RESPECT FOR THE LAWS AND CERTIFICATION PRINCIPLES.

The forest management must respect all national rules, treaties and the international agreement with the country is a signatory, and must uphold all the certification principles and criteria.

N°2 RIGHTS AND COMMITMENTS OF TENURES OF USE.

The tenure and use rights long term on land and the forestry sources, must be clearly defined, documented and lawfully implemented.

N°3 THE RIGHTS OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE.

The customary rights legal of the indigenous people to possess, use and manage their lands, territories and resources, shall be recognized and respected.

N°4 COMMUNAL RELATIONSHIPS AND RIGHTS OF WORKERS.

The forestry management has to maintain or raise the economical and social prosperity, in long term, of the forest workers and from local communities.

N°5 FOREST BENEFITS.

The forestry management should promote the efficient use of multiple products and services of forest to insure the economic viability and a wide range of environmental and social.

N°6 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT.

Every forestry management must be kept the biodiversity and its values associated, water resources, soils and the fragile and unique ecosystems, also the landscapes.

N°7 MANAGEMENT PLAN.

A management plan (according to the scale and intensity of the proposed operations), shall be written, implemented and updated. At the same, should be established clearly the management objectives and the means to achieve these ones.

N°8 MONITORING AND EVALUATION.

Should be assess (according to the scale and intensity of the forestry management), forest condition, efficiency of the forest products, the chain of custody and the management activity and its social and environmental impacts.

N°9 MAINTENANCE OF FORESTS OF HIGH CONSERVATION VALUE.

The management activities in forests of high conservation value will be maintained or increased the attributes at these forests.  The decisions concerning  about forests  of high conservation value  should always be taken  within the  precautionary approach context.

N°10 PLANTATIONS.

The plantations must be planned and handled according to the Principles and Criteria of 1 until 9 and with Criteria from 10 Principle. While plantations forest can provide and arrangement of social and economic benefits and can help at the needs of forest products of the world, these should complement the management of reduce the pressure on and promote the restoration and conservation of natural forest.

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