FSC publishes the updated Lists of Highly Hazardous Pesticides

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FSC has updated the FSC-POL-30-001a V1-1 Lists of Highly Hazardous Pesticides based on existing criteria, indicators, thresholds and sources through an accelerated revision process as described in FSC-PRO-01-001 The Development and Revision of FSC Requirements.

The objective of this update was to determine whether there have been any changes in the international recognised sources referenced by FSC since the last update.

The FSC-POL-30-001a V1-1 Lists of Highly Hazardous Pesticides determine the hazard rating of chemical pesticides based on an existing set of criteria set out in Annex 1 of FSC-POL-30-001 V3-0 FSC Pesticides Policy. Such chemical pesticides are therefore considered to be highly hazardous in the FSC system and are classified as prohibited, highly restricted or restricted.

There were 41 changes in total. These relate to the reclassification of pesticides or the criteria met. Specifically, changes in the updated version include:

  • 4 new pesticides were added
  • 5 pesticides were deleted
  • 8 pesticides were reclassified from one list to another
  • There were 24 changes in the criteria that did not result in a reclassification to another list

You will find these changes marked in “track changes” in Draft 1-0 sent for consultation. This document is uploaded to the dedicated process page on FSC Connect, together with other relevant documents such as the consultation report.

The updated FSC-POL-30-001a V1-1 Lists of Highly Hazardous Pesticides can be downloaded from the FSC Document Centre.

Key dates:

  • Publication date: 1 April 2024
  • Effective date: 1 July 2024
  • Transition end date: 1 January 2026

You will find news about the revision process on the dedicated process page on FSC Connect.