Thursday, 06 June 2013
Public Consultation on Controlled Wood Interim Measures Launched
FSC invites public comment on draft Advices Notes to strengthen the current requirements for Controlled Wood and legality.
In response to the FSC Board of Directors decision to extend the deadline for phasing-out company risk assessments until 31 December 2014, some amendments to the existing Controlled Wood company standard and related standards are needed to ensure a more consistent and rigorous implementation of current requirements. As the current Controlled Wood standards will remain valid for a longer period than initially anticipated the draft advice notes are planned to be implemented to address some of the most urgent stakeholder concerns about Controlled Wood standards.
The 4 Advice Notes related to Controlled Wood are based on the recommendations from the Controlled Wood Technical Committee, the Working Group guiding the revision process.
In addition to the 4 Controlled Wood Advice Notes, there is 1 Advice Note that relates to FSC’s compliance with timber legality legislation such as the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), the US Lacey Act, or the Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Act.
The public consultation is open for stakeholder comments until 23 July 2013.
For background information on the Advice Notes under consultation and to access the comment form, please click here.
For further information on the revision of the Controlled Wood system, please click here.