Italian national risk assessment
Control measures guidance developed after large windthrow
FSC has released a guidance document to help organizations sourcing controlled material in Italy, following a severe windthrow, which affected four Italian regions last October. The windthrow damaged a lot of material and forced forest managers to apply sanitary felling and take other emergency measures.
Organizations sourcing controlled material have to apply the Italian national risk assessment (NRA).This NRA identifies specified risk for indicators linked to “illegally harvested wood” (Category 1 of the NRA) and “wood from forests in which high conservation values are threatened by management activities” (Category 3). Yet, in case of extreme weather conditions, the mandatory control measures in the NRA are applicable, but inadequate to mitigate the risks. Read more…