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New FSC risk assessments available

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Approved FSC risk assessments for the Czech Republic, France, Malaysia, Poland, Sweden, and Turkey are now available.

FSC risk assessments determine the risk of sourcing unacceptable material according to the five controlled wood categories. The assessments will be used by organizations for sourcing controlled wood following the standard FSC-STD-40-005 Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Wood.

Additional controlled wood categories for the following countries were approved on 8 May 2018:

  • Czech Republic (Categories 2-4). This risk assessment is now complete and shall be used in implementing V3-1 of the standard.
  • France (Categories 1-5). This risk assessment is now complete and shall be used in implementing V3-1 of the standard.
  • Malaysia (Categories 1-5). This risk assessment is now complete and shall be used in implementing V3-1 of the standard.
  • Poland (Categories 2-4). This risk assessment is now complete and shall be used in implementing V3-1 of the standard.
  • Sweden (Categories 3 & 4). This risk assessment is now complete and shall be used in implementing V3-1 of the standard.
  • Turkey (Categories 1-5). This risk assessment is now complete and shall be used in implementing V3-1 of the standard.

For more information about the five categories, click here. You can view these and other approved risk assessments by visiting the FSC Document Centre, and you can follow the progress on all risk assessments by viewing the risk assessment database.


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