National Risk Assessment


The Forest Stewardship Council is proud to announce the launch of Canada’s Controlled Wood National Risk Assessment, helping to provide consistent, transparent and credible application of the FSC Controlled Wood standard and policies.

After three years of consultation with industry, environment, social stakeholders and Indigenous Peoples, the new Risk Assessment assess risks associated with undesirable forestry activities on non-FSC certified lands, including illegal harvest, forest management that violates workers or Indigenous Peoples’ rights or threatens High Conservation Values, conversion of forest to non-forest uses, and use of genetically-modified trees.


Transition to the National Risk Assessment

Canada’s National Risk Assessment Approval Date: June 26, 2019

The FSC National Risk Assessment for Canada becomes effective as of June 26, 2019 and all Certificate Holders sourcing non-certified materials must adapt their systems to the National Risk Assessment by December 26, 2019.


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