5.1 Social responsibility

General principle

Projects should be socially responsible and where possible offer benefits to local communities and other interested forest users or stakeholders.


There shall be design planning documentation which incorporates the social aspects of sustainable forest management set out in the forest policy (Land & líf) and these standards shall be maintained throughout the lifetime of the project.

Means of Validation

  • Social Responsibility statements in Project Design Document
  • Design planning documentation

Means of Verification

  • Evidence confirming the social benefits of the project to date


See the social elements in the forestry policy (Land & líf). It is optional to monitor the social benefits of projects over time.