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.
A technical working group was established to help develop the National Risk Assessment.
|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|
|Charlene Strelaeff||Forestry Supervisor, Zellstoff Celgar LP|
|Etienne Belanger||Director, Forestry, Forest Products Association of Canada|
|Florence Daviet||National Forest Program Director, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society|
|John Cathro||President, Cathro Consulting Ltd.|