The Australian Controlled Wood System


The Australian National Risk Assessments for Sourcing Controlled Wood

Organisations seeking to source controlled wood from Australia must use the Australian National Risk Assessment to ensure conformance with standard FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1 Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Wood.

The use of the FSC approved High Conservation Values Evaluation Framework is mandatory when assessing risk against Controlled Wood Category 3 (High Conservation Values) in Australia.

Find out more about the Australian Controlled Wood National Risk Assessment development process.


Current advice for certificate holders

From January 2020, certificate holders have been required to align their due diligence systems with the Australian National Risk Assessment.

The High Conservation Value framework is included with this risk assessment and must be used when assessing against category 3.

A new version of the High Conservation Value framework was published in November 2019.

Revised 27 May 2020


Webinar: Explaining the FSC Controlled Wood National Risk Assessments (NRA)
This webinar provides an in-depth explanation of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) National Risk Assessments (NRA) in Australia. Presented by FSC and SCS Global Services (SCS), it explains the NRA itself as well as the most common topics that have come up during the implementation of the standard.



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