Global Forest Registry updated with recent FSC forest risk assessments for 20 countries

March 29, 2016

FSC has recently published the approved risk assessments for some categories of unacceptable timber sourcing from 20 countries. The new version of Global Forest Registry therefore has incorporated these FSC approved results, including relevant documents of the risk evaluation process. The new version of the Global Forest Registry is accessible here .

In some countries where only some categories are approved, FSC is conducting assessment for the remaining categories whilst the approved categories are not mandatory yet.

The risk assessments for different categories of timber from unacceptable sources in a country, were conducted according to the revised requirements (FSC-PRO-60-002a V1-0). This is part of an on-going project by FSC to map global unaccepted forest activities in 53 countries around the world.

Once the evaluation is completed for all categories, the approved assessments will be used in the implementation of FSC-STD-40-005 (V3-0), which outlines requirements for organisations to avoid timber materials from unacceptable sources.

Read more on the assessment status, relevant documents and consultation processes at FSC website .