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FSC-PRO-60-002a  FSC National Risk Assessment Framework

Note: The document code of FSC Risk Assessment Framework Procedure has been changed to "FSC-PRO-60-006b". 

Document Purpose

The period of validity of the procedures FSC PRO-60-002 V3-0 and FSC PRO-60-002a V1-0 ended on 31 December 2019. Additionally, during the creation of 60 FSC risk assessments, weaknesses in the procedure and its annex were identified. Moreover, the FSC strategy for FSC Mix products and controlled wood aspires to increase FSC’s impact outside of certification, of which the FSC risk assessments are a major component.

It is important to highlight that during the preparation for the revision of the process requirements for the development and maintenance of Forest Stewardship Standards (FSS) (under a separate revision process), PSU team has further identified the opportunity to merge those process requirements with process requirements for the development and maintenance of CW risk assessments (currently in FSC-PRO-60-002 V3-0). PSU presented the concept and results of a feasibility exercise to the Policy Steering Group (PSG), which supported merger of process requirements for developing and maintaining FSC FSS with FSC-PRO-60-002 V3-0. As a result, starting in 2023, the revision process includes FSC-PRO-60-002 requirements under its scope. For further information about that revision process, please access to the following link

The European Union Regulation on Deforestation-free Products (EUDR) entered into force on 29 June 2023. Among the requirements introduced with this new regulation, operators placing on the European market or exporting relevant products, shall carry out risk assessments to establish whether there is a risk that the relevant products are non-compliant. In the context of risk assessments, FSC has decided to align main gaps of risk assessment related requirements with those of EUDR and incorporate them into FSC-PRO-60-006b and FSC-PRO-60-006, in addition to the aspects that are already part of their respective revision scope. 

Project Objective(s)

Revision of the Risk Assessment Framework (FSC PRO-60-002a V1-0) in line with the strategy on FSC Mix products, controlled wood and EUDR.

Technical Working Group

Chamber-balanced Working Group Members:

Economic North - Nina Stephan

Economic South - Dwi Muhtaman

Environmental North - Edgar Rodolfo Juarez Garcia

Environmental North - Christopher Wedeles

Social North - Alan Smith

Social South - Janette Bulkan

Technical Expert Working Group Members:

Michal Zak

Ly Xuan Thu

Fernanda Rodrigues

Related Processes

Revision of Requirements for Development and Maintenance of Locally Adapted FSC Requirements (FSS and CWRAs).

Learn more below:


Related Process

Get Involved

You can stay informed of the developments on this revision process by staying tuned to this process page or by contacting us at:


1 July 2024
FSC-PRO-60-006b V2-0 Risk Assessment Framework Published

The requirements for version 2 of FSC's Risk Assessment Framework have been published. Read the news item here

Read a summary of the consultation here and the full Consultation Report here

July 2024
Webinar on FSC Risk Assessments Framework

 A webinar dedicated to the publication of FSC-PRO-60-006b Risk Assessment Framework will be held on 17 July 2024 (session repeated with simultaneous translation into French and Spanish offered):

February 14, 2024 - March 8, 2024
Request for proposal to revise the FSC Risk Assessments

Forest Stewardship Council asked for proposals for the review and revision of existing national and centralized risk assessments related to forest products. The objective is to align these assessments with the FSC-PRO-60-006b Risk Assessment Framework and the European Union Deforestation Regulation (REGULATION EU 2023/1115). The project involves reviewing existing assessments, identifying gaps, conducting independent research, engaging stakeholders, and preparing revised drafts for FSC review.

1 February - 1 March 2024
Public Consultation Open

The public consultation of the FSC Regulatory Module is open from 1 February to 1 March 2024. 

February - March 2024
Consultation webinars on Risk Assessment Framework

Webinar on FSC Regulatory Module, systemic changes and FSC Risk Assessments

  • Tuesday, 13 February 2024: 9:00 CET  
  • Monday, 19 February 2024: 16:00 CET 

Webinar on FSC Risk Assessments  

  • Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 9:00 CET 
  • Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 16:00 CET 

Slides from the February 20 webinars can be found here. View a recording from the webinar on youtube here

10 January 2023
Approval of the Policy Steering Group of the merger processes

Policy Steering Group (PSG), supported the merger of process requirements for developing and maintaining FSC FSS with FSC-PRO-60-002 V3-0, considering both detailed process requirements for local adaptations of international FSC requirements.

14 October – 15 December 2022
1st draft public consultation
23 November 2021
Working Group Kick-off Meeting
9 March 2021
Call for Working Group Members
27 March 2020
Revision process approved by FSC International BoD

Explanatory & Consultation Material

Here find some material from and about the public consultation to support understanding the Risk Assessment Framework. 

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Risk Assessment Framework Consultation Summary
PDF, Size: 0.99MB

Process documents

Find documents related to the process such as Terms of Reference for the Working Group and the Review Report to discuss the background of the revision here. 

FSC-PRO-60-006b WG ToR & working rules
PDF, Size: 608.95KB
PSU Review Report_FSC-PRO-60-002 & FSC-PRO-60-002a
PDF, Size: 497.27KB

Risk Assessment Framework drafts

Here you can find the drafts that have been consulted throughout this process up to date. 

FSC-PRO-60-006b V2-0 D2-0 FSC Risk Assessment Framework EN
PDF, Size: 1.13MB
FSC-PRO-60-006b V2-0 D2-0_Annex 3_Risk Assessments template
XLS, Size: 67.12KB
FSC-PRO-60-006b V2-0 D2-0_Annex 4_List of recommended sources
XLS, Size: 73.75KB
FSC Controlled Wood Risk Assessment Framework V2-0 D1-0
PDF, Size: 1.11MB

Consultation Reports

Learn more about the feedback received in the second consultation and how it was addressed. 

Risk Assessment Framework Consultation Summary
PDF, Size: 0.99MB
FSC-PRO-60-006b V2-0 EN_Second Consultation Report.pdf
PDF, Size: 1.14MB