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Incorporating a Risk-Based Approach in Forest Management certification

Title:

Incorporating a Risk-Based Approach in Forest Management certification 

Code

FSC-PRO-60-010 V1-0

Type

Procedure

Coordinator

Dorothee Jung-Wilhelm

Project Supervisor

Achim Droste

Start date

02.01.2017 

End date

2020

Organizational process assets

Purpose of the document

The objective of this procedure is to provide the process steps for conducting and incorporating a risk-based approach in the development or revision of national forest stewardship Standards (NFSS), to assess, identify and designate risk considering the likelihood and impact of nonconformity with indicators of the NFSS.

Strategic alignment

Success criteria 1.1.4: Following the acceptance of a streamlined and outcome-oriented normative framework approach at the 2017 General Assembly, standards, policies and the schedules of associated processes are reviewed and modified to ensure alignment with strategy.

Action-based learning

The principle of “learning by doing” is used to speed up the development of the procedure and guideline. The FSC Board approved a deviation from the FSC-PRO-01-001 omitting public stakeholder consultation during the initial development phase. Stakeholder consultation will be conducted following implementation to improve the new documents where necessary.

Project team

  • Dorothee Jung, FSC International           
  • Vivian Peachey, FSC Canada
  • Guillaume Dahringer, FSC France
  • Henrik von Stedingk, FSC Sweden (until Dec 2018)
  • Mike Read, Risk Management Expert

 

  • Webinar - Consultation on Risk-based approaches documents
    Webinar - Consultation on Risk-based approaches documents
  • Webinar - Consultation on Risk-based approaches documents - ES
    Webinar - Consultation on Risk-based approaches documents - ES
  • FSC-PRO-60-010 Incorporating a risk-based approach in  National Forest Stewardship Standards
    FSC-PRO-60-010 Incorporating a risk-based approach in National Forest Stewardship Standards
  • FSC-GUI-60-010 V1-0 Guideline for Standard Developers on incorporating a risk-based approach in National Forest Stewardship Standards
    FSC-GUI-60-010 V1-0 Guideline for Standard Developers on incorporating a risk-based approach in National Forest Stewardship Standards
  • Introduction to ADAM - a webinar recording
    Introduction to ADAM - a webinar recording
  • Webinar - Enfoque de riesgo en estandares nacionales
    Webinar - Enfoque de riesgo en estandares nacionales

Timeline

Date

Activity

Link

April - September 2017

We invited all FSC national offices to share their experience working with risk in developing national forest stewardship standards. We received 13 submissions.

Watch invitation here.

October 2017

Published two discussion papers and presented our ideas at the FSC General Assembly in Vancouver.

Read more…

NF paper

ADAM  paper

March 2018

The FSC Board of Directors approved project plan and pre-approved procedural document.

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May 2018

Presented ideas to the policy and standards committee for discussion and further development.

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19 April 2018

Hosted a workshop on incorporating risk-based approaches at the annual certification body meeting.

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15 May 2018

Hosted a workshop on incorporating risk-based approaches at FSC global staff meeting.

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05 July – 27 July 2018

Conducted a survey with the Forest Network, and hosted a workshop with FSC international staff on the application of risk approaches in national forest stewardship standards.

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08 November 2018

Publication of FSC-PRO-60-010 and accompanying Guideline FSC-GUI-60-010

Read Procedure

Read Guideline

Read News

November - December 2018

Webinars to introduce RBA and to respond to questions

Watch video (2 minutes)

English: Recording and presentation

Spanish: Recording and presentation

January - April 2019 

Training and calibration workshops on the new procedure and guideline

 

17 May - 16 July 2019

Public stakeholder consultation on all Risk-based approaches components 

Consultation Platform 

English: Recording and presentation

Spanish: Recording and presentation