1.4 Compliance with the law
Projects shall comply with the law.
Compliance with the law is checked at validation and every verification.
Validation and verification is not a legal compliance audit. The validation/ verification body will be checking that there is no evidence of non-compliance with relevant legal requirements, and that no issues of non-compliance are raised by regulatory authorities or other interested parties.
The main legislation relevant to Sustainable Forest Management is set out in the UK Forestry Standard (including the elements of sustainable forest management: Climate Change, Soil, Water, Biodiversity, Landscape, Historic Environment and People).