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Consultation: provide your input to the revised FSC National Risk Assessment for Australia

Ensuring FSC documents are fit for purpose.


Wed 11 Jan 23

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FSC ANZ invites all stakeholders to participate in the public consultation on its revised National Risk Assessment (NRA) for Australia.

“FSC ANZ is undertaking an unscheduled revision of our National Risk Assessment to ensure the FSC Controlled Wood system continues to be properly implemented in Australia,” explained CEO Melanie Robertson.

The NRA is used by FSC Controlled Wood/Chain of Custody certificate holders to control uncertified materials from Australia so that those materials may be mixed with FSC-certified materials and used in products that carry the FSC Mix label.

Ms Robertson emphasised that the strength, value, and quality of FSC’s normative documents were built on the active engagement of stakeholders in their development and revision to ensure they were fit for purpose.

“We encourage all interested economic, environmental, and social stakeholders to participate in the consultation to ensure the changes proposed to the NRA are clear, auditable and reasonable,” she said.

The revision was prompted by the u Ms Robertson emphasised that the strength, value, and quality of FSC’s normative documents were built on the active engagement of stakeholders plisting of the east coast koala and the southern and central greater glider from vulnerable to endangered under the EPBC Act and a suite of recommendations provided by FSC’s assurance services provider, Assurance Services International (ASI), following an investigation in Australia.

To assist in the revision of the NRA, the FSC ANZ board established a chamber-balanced NRA advisory working group tasked with proposing a draft of the revised NRA to the board. Through constructive and careful deliberations, the working group recently reached consensus around a draft version of the revised NRA.

FSC ANZ now invites all interested stakeholders to participate and provide their input to the proposed revisions to help ensure they are understandable, auditable, and reasonable.

The consultation runs from December 21 to February 19.

The consultation material can be accessed on the FSC consultations platform.

Inquiries to Sarah Day, marketing and communications lead, FSC Australia and New Zealand. Tel: 0413 262 556 or emails s.day@au.fsc.org 

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