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FSC approves five new controlled wood risk assessments

FSC International has announced that it has recently approved controlled wood risk assessments for the Czech Republic, France, Malaysia, Poland, Sweden, and Turkey. The assessments, which are now available, form part of a standard that outlines the requirements for a due diligence system for FSC Chain of Custody certified organizations to avoid material from unacceptable sources.

FSC has approved controlled wood risk assessments for the Czech Republic, France, Malaysia, Poland, Sweden, and Turkey.

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a global not-for-profit organization that sets the standards for what is a “responsibly managed” forest, both environmentally and socially, approved on May 8 FSC risk assessments for the Czech Republic, France, Malaysia, Poland, Sweden, and Turkey.

The assessments will be used by organizations for sourcing controlled wood following the standard FSC-STD-40-005 Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Wood. This standard outlines the requirements for a due diligence system for FSC Chain of Custody certified organizations to avoid material from unacceptable sources.

Material from unacceptable sources cannot be used in FSC Mix products. FSC risk assessments determine the risk of sourcing unacceptable material according to the following five controlled wood categories:

  1. Illegally harvested wood;
  2. Wood harvested in violation of traditional and human rights;
  3. Wood from forests in which high conservation values are threatened by management activities;
  4. Wood from forests being converted to plantations or non-forest use; and
  5. Wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted

In its main application, this standard requires the use of risk assessments to evaluate the risk of sourcing from unacceptable sources. When specified or unspecified risk for the source of the material or risk of mixing in the supply chain is identified, control measures shall be implemented by the organization to mitigate the risk.

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