Controlled Wood Standard Amendments

Three changes – related to company-conducted and national risk assessments – were made to the revised controlled wood system at the July 2016 meeting of the organization’s international Board of Directors.

Firstly, the Board removed confusion about the conditions of company-conducted risk assessments, deleting the term ‘simplified risk assessments’ from the standard, and asking the FSC global office to provide an alternate name.

Secondly, the Board removed the deadline by which company-conducted risk assessments (soon to have a different name) were allowed. The original deadline was 31 December 2017, at which time FSC’s risk assessments would replace company-conducted risk assessments. However, the Board decided that current company-conducted risk assessments could continue until FSC delivered its own assessment, no matter how long that takes. Read more…