To help you keep abreast of the latest news on the UKWAS review and revision process, updates will be posted here.
July 29th, 2022
- The Revision Working Group has completed its work on preparing a Pre-approval Draft and this has been approved at national level by the UKWAS Steering Group
- Documentation has been finalised and the Pre-approval Draft and Consultation Report submitted to FSC UK and PEFC UK
- PEFC UK and FSC UK are now preparing their bespoke documentation for submission to their respective international schemes who will check that all their scheme requirements have been met
- It is usual for some conditions to be attached to any scheme endorsement / approval and these might require some changes to be made to the pre-approval draft text
- Following international approval, the aim is for UKWAS 5 to be effective from 1st April 2023
- The finalised documentation is available on this page.
March 14th, 2022
- The consultation on the UKWAS 5 Second Revision Draft has concluded with 51 responses received
- The Revision Working Group is very grateful for all the input received
- The Working Group has now begun considering the responses and preparing a Pre-approval Draft.
October 19th, 2021
- A webinar on the UKWAS Second Revision Draft will be held on November 3rd.
- The webinar will be on Zoom from 14.00 to 15.30.
- Further information is available here.
- Please book your place in advance at https://rebrand.ly/UKWASConsult.
October 1st, 2021
- A 60-day consultation on the UKWAS 5 Second Revision Draft (See News Release) has opened
- A Consultation Paper and consultation template together with copies of the Second Revision Draft and Consultation Report are available here.
- Stakeholders should make their input by November 30th.
June 1st, 2021
- A 60-day consultation on the UKWAS 5 Initial Revision Draft (See News Release) has closed
- 38 responses were received from 35 organisations and individuals
- The UKWAS Revision Working Group is now considering the stakeholder responses received
- A Second Revision Draft will be released for a 60-day consultation on October 1st, 2021.
March 1st, 2021 (further information here )
- Consultation opens on UKWAS 5 Initial Revision Draft (See News Release)