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

The Australian National Risk Assessment is effective from June 30 2019.

Certificate holders sourcing controlled wood in Australia have six months from this date to align their due diligence systems with this risk assessment.

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

Revised 5 July 2019

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