Interpreting the Standard

An Interpretation Panel is appointed by the Steering Group to provide advice on interpretation of the standard for standard users and the Steering Group.

The panel is chaired by Graham Gill OBE and the panel’s members are drawn from the economic, environmental and social sectors with representatives of FSC UK and PEFC UK invited to attend meetings.

The panel produces Interpretation Notes on aspects of the standard that come before it and where it is felt that further guidance would be helpful.

Requests for interpretation should be submitted to the Secretary of the panel via the UKWAS Support Unit. The interpretation issue to be determined should be set out clearly.

Interpretation Notes relating to the current edition of UKWAS can be downloaded from this page and those relating to superseded editions can be found in the documents archive.