Technical Updates


Monday, 24 March 2014
Whole of UK now Low Risk for FSC Controlled Wood

Forestry - Northern Ireland

The Global Forest Registry has been updated to include a revised national Controlled Wood risk assessment for the United Kingdom.


Endorsed by FSC International Center on 12 March 2014, the assessment concludes that all of the UK’s forests are low risk for all FSC Controlled Wood categories. Buyers of Controlled Wood may now source wood from the UK without conducting further risk evaluations.

The UK assessment has been revised following the implementation of new felling controls in Northern Ireland. As a system of felling licensing is a requirement of controlled wood category 1 (legality), Northern Ireland could not be classed as low risk for this important indicator until such a system had been implemented.

The new version of the UK Controlled Wood risk assessment can be downloaded below.

For further information on Controlled Wood, please click here.
For further information on Controlled Wood standards, please click here.



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