Monday, 06 June 2016
Successful 2016 Annual General Meeting & Policy Forum
Feedback & reports on AGM outcomes.
On Thursday 26th May FSC Australia held it's 10th Annual General Meeting. The day was a great success, with overwhelmingly positive feedback from the 55 attendees.
In setting the direction for the day there was a clear theme from Members and stakeholder about openness, honesty, transparency and most of all, respect. The consistency of these views clearly demonstrates an alignment between the hopes of attendees in their interactions facilitated by FSC and the values that FSC Australia holds.
Throughout the afternoon Policy Forum we tested levels of comfort on 5 key issues related to the National Forest Stewardship Standard including,
- Headwater Stream Protection
- Representative Sample Areas
- High Conservation Values - Old Growth Forests
- Non-Indigenous Customary Rights
- Workers Rights
Across all 5 issues the comfort level was reasonably high amongst the attendees at the AGM. There was also some valuable feedback received on the key aspects of Stakeholder Engagement Guidelines, which will be reviewed and incorporated as the Guidelines are developed.
A visual summary of the overall feedback and some key comments can be downloaded below. Thank you to Keith Graves, who facilitated the event and produced these reports.