Published on : Monday, May 25, 2015
The Czech Republic score 51 in the 2014 Corruption Perception Index compared to 48 of 2013. This moved the score above the threshold of 50 for the perception of corruption in the risk assessment requirement. Owing to this development Czech Republic could be designated ‘low risk ‘ for the relevant risk indicator, and for the whole of Controlled Wood Category 1: Illegally harvested wood.
Before approval by FSC International, FSC Czech Republic consulted national stakeholders about the change, and the FSC Network Partner’s Board of Directors then approved it.
The NRA provides the risk designations to be used by organizations sourcing Controlled Wood in the Czech Republic, following the FSC Controlled Wood Chain of Custody standard FSC-STD-40-005V2-1. The NRA was developed and revised according to previous normative requirements for risk assessments, following both the procedure (FSC-PRO-60-002 V2-0) and the Controlled Wood Chain of Custody standard.
It is important to note that since the revision process began in 2014, FSC-PRO-60-002 was revised to Version 3-0, which entered into force on 1 January 2015. Future revisions and the development of new NRAs will be conducted according to the updated procedure.
The NRA for the Czech Republic can be found on this webpage, along with all the other currently approved NRAs. It will also soon be uploaded to the Global Forest Registry.