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Wednesday, 02 January 2013
New European National Risk Assessments approved

New European National Risk Assessments approved (© FSC A.C./ Milan Reška)© FSC A.C./ Milan Reška

On 01 January 2013, FSC approved the National Controlled Wood Risk Assessment for the Iberian Peninsula (Continental Portugal and Spain) and Bulgaria with immediate effect.

The approved risk assessments have been conducted at national level for all forest types, covering all 5 Controlled Wood categories.

They are applicable for companies seeking to identify risks of sourcing Controlled Wood from forests in Spain, Continental Portugal and Bulgaria for Company Evaluation of FSC Controlled Wood (FSC-STD-40-005 Version 2-1).

Companies that have already conducted risk assessments for forests in these countries will have a period of up to 12 months after the effective date to align their CW program to the new requirements.

FSC accredited certification bodies are responsible for informing their clients of the changes.

The risk assessments will be uploaded to the Global Forest Registry. The FSC Global Forest Registry is an online tool providing companies with easy access to available public information in more than 150 countries.

The approved documents can be accessed here:
Iberian Peninsula – Portugal
Iberian Peninsula – Spain

Please note that the risk assessments for the Iberian Peninsula are currently only available in Spanish. They will be translated to English in the coming weeks.

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