The Forest Stewardship Council Australia and New Zealand (FSC ANZ) announces the resignation of Lorraine Cassin from her role representing the Social Chamber on the Standards Development Group (SDG). Lorraine, a valued SDG member from the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU), has made significant contributions, and we extend our gratitude for her dedicated work. We wish her all the best in her future endeavours.

The Replacement Process

The FSC ANZ Board has approved the process for appointing Lorrain’s replacement so that the SDG can continue its important work. The process will be identical to that undertaken when the SDG was originally constituted. Upon publication of this call for Expression of Interest, applications will be open for four weeks, closing on 21 April 2024.

Selection Criteria

Standards Development Group members are chosen for their experience and ability to represent key interest areas that are important for the revision and FSC’s values and policies.

Eligibility for the Standards Development Group requires that applications include and demonstrate:

  • Membership of FSC ANZ. Or submission and approval of an FSC ANZ membership application as part of the expression of interest process[1].
  • Up-to-date knowledge of FSC’s systems and procedures.[2]
  • Representation of points of view from the social chamber, ideally based on experience from a workers’ rights organisation or equivalent experience from the cross-section of forest management and workers’ rights and employment conditions.
  • An understanding of the impact of the standard on affected stakeholders.
  • An understanding of and commitment to FSC’s mission and vision.
  • A desire to seek and reach consensus on controversial issues.
  • An ability to actively participate in the process until final approval of the revised standard.
  • Support from two members of the corresponding chamber in the form of letters of support.
  • An ability to review and comment on documents in English.
  • Expert knowledge of and/or experience in the development, implementation and/or analysis of standards will be highly regarded.


The FSC ANZ Board will consider applications and approve the candidate.

More information on becoming an FSC ANZ member can be found here.

Read more about the revision here.

Please email expressions of interest to by close of business 21.04.2024.

For more information on the Standards Development Group and the process for appointment, please contact Stefan Jensen, FSC ANZ’s Policy and Standards Manager:

[1] NOTE: Members of the Standards Development Group will either represent the organisation nominating them, or they will represent themselves if they are individual FSC ANZ members.

[2] NOTE: Attendance in FSC training for Standards Development Groups may be considered sufficient for this requirement.