18 November, 2013
Forest Sector Charter Council approves outgrower codes
Following a two year process led
by a task team headed by FSA, the Forest Sector Charter Council finally
approved the Codes of Conduct to govern Forest Grower Partnerships
(referred to as the Emerging Forest Grower Scheme codes in the charter
and companion document). This is another milestone for industry
undertakings, in terms of our charter commitments.
importance to note is that DAFF had held up the process for the past
year while they wanted to get their Forestry Protocols finalised but
following their Afforestation Workshop in Durban where FSA gave a
presentation clarifying both the independence of these codes from the
protocols, as well as what should be contained in the protocols, they
finally agreed in yesterday's meeting to approve the codes, with one
Herewith please find the approved version of the codes for your information.
Download the Word document: Codes of Good Practice for Emerging Forest Grower Schemes in SA