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At present, National Risk Assessments are intended to provide specification of low and unspecified risk for the country under consideration, for Controlled Wood categories. Where there is the need, risk specification is conducted at a finer scale for districts within the country.
To be effective, NRAs require approval of the FSC Policy and Standards Unit. Upon approval, National Risk Assessments are becoming mandatory for companies seeking certification according to the FSC-STD-40-005, thus, NRAs replace company-developed Risk Assessments for the country under consideration.
Approved National Risk Assessments are listed in the FSC-PRO-60-002a List of approved National and Regional Controlled Wood Risk Assessments and presented in the table below.
|List of FSC approved National Risk Assessments (last updated on 10.09.2013)|
Top 20 list of priority countries for NRA development
In order to assess the need for NRA development, a list of 20 countries with the highest number of company Risk Assessments was compiled in 2011.
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- FSC-PRO-60-002 V2-0 FSC Controlled Wood Risk Assessments by FSC accredited National Initiatives, National and Regional offices
- User-friendly guide to FSC-PRO-60-002
- Facilitator’s Manual for developing Controlled Wood National Risk Assessments
- FSC-PRO-60-002a List of approved National and Regional Controlled Wood Risk Assessments
- Global Forest Registry.