National Risk Assessment Development

At the 2011 FSC General Assembly, the FSC Membership passed Policy Motion 51 to ‘Strengthen the Controlled Wood System’. The motion includes a revision of the Controlled Wood Standard (FSC-STD-40-005), an evaluation of existing risk assessments, the phase-out of company developed Risk Assessments and the development of FSC National Controlled Wood Risk Assessments to provide a consistent application of our Standards and Policies.

Beginning in 2016, FSC Canada launched a process to develop a National Risk Assessment. The process followed comprehensive public consultation processes with work spanning over 3 years. Below is a summary of the key steps in the process.


Who developed the national risk assessment

A technical working group was established to help develop the National Risk Assessment.

Aboriginal Chamber
Darren Haines Lawyer, Ratcliff & Company LLP
Chris Craig Senior Forestry Technician, South Nation Conservation ; member of the Algonquins of Pikwákanagán
Social Chamber
Satnam Manhas Program Manager, Forest & Ecosystem Services, Ecotrust Canada
Nicloas Blanchette President, INCOS Strategies
Economic Chamber
Charlene Strelaeff Forestry Supervisor, Zellstoff Celgar LP
Etienne Belanger Director, Forestry, Forest Products Association of Canada
Environmental Chamber
Florence Daviet National Forest Program Director, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
John Cathro President, Cathro Consulting Ltd.




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