Launch Global Forest Risk Registry

Welcome to the FSC Global Forest Registry!

This Registry is your free source of information on the risk of sourcing controversial timber throughout the world.

Your tool for avoiding controversial wood
The registry covers more than 150 countries worldwide and is targeted towards any party wishing to exercise due diligence on sourcing of raw materials. Whether you are a producer, retailer, distributor, wholesaler, or public buyer, you will find useful information for your purchasing decision here. If you are a representative of stakeholder organizations such as social and environmental NGOs, we hope that you will find this resource useful, too – and that you will help us to build an even better site by contributing information.

Are you sourcing FSC Controlled Wood?
Then this website is an excellent tool for you. It is designed according to the FSC requirements for sourcing Controlled Wood and as such the database may be used by companies aiming to meet the FSC Controlled Wood requirements. All the official risk assessments approved by FSC are also made available on this site (see related disclaimer below).

Check this website frequently!
Please note that the information on this website is being continuously updated. In many cases available information is incomplete, and is provided only as guidance. We are generally following the principle of precaution, so in case of missing information, a region will be classified as “unspecified risk”, although a closer examination may show that it is really “low risk” for a specific risk category. The site will become increasingly useful, as more thorough risk evaluations are being conducted in various areas.

Join our work
If you would like to contribute to maintenance of the site or information gathering, please see the support page.

Updates

Updated draft lists of applicable legislation14 draft lists of applicable legislation have been updated including: Russia, Indonesia, Sweden and Myanmar. The updated lists can be... read moreApril 14, 2014

Updated risk assessment for UKThe Global Forest Registry has been updated to include the new national Controlled Wood risk assessment for UK. FSC-certified companies... read moreMarch 27, 2014

Update: draft lists of applicable legislation uploadedThe Global Forest Registry team is compiling lists of applicable laws and regulations applying to legal harvesting and trade in... read moreNovember 5, 2013

FSC-Related Disclaimer

For risk assessment conducted according to the FSC-STD-40-005, ONLY entries (or information) that have been formally reviewed and approved by FSC and are marked as such (highlighted) can be considered conclusive and may be used by FSC candidate or certified companies in risk assessments and will meet the FSC standards without further verification. The other information provided in this website must be used as unofficial guidance and typically requires additional or further due diligence or independent verification for those using this information, be they user companies, independent verifiers/certifiers, NGOs, etc. You can see the countries with approved risk assessment in the FSC document: FSC-PRO-60-002a.

Risk assessments are in one of the following categories:

  1. Official approved by FSC, Mandatory for Chain of Custody certified companies with Controlled Wood in scope
  2. Draft prepared by the designated organization (FSC National Office or other), under review by FSC, for guidance only
  3. Draft prepared by NEPCon, for guidance only