In Summer 2018, FSC US invited diverse stakeholders to participate in a new and innovative process to collaboratively identify practical actions that companies can take to effectively reduce the risk of procuring wood from forests where important ecological values are threatened. This process included participation through webinars, an online discussion forum and in-person Controlled Wood Regional Meetings. Organizations and individuals who engaged in this process collaboratively developed mitigation options through informed consultation that would be used by FSC certificate holders that wish to mix FSC certified materials and non-certified materials from areas of specified risk (identified in the FSC US Controlled Wood National Risk Assessment) and then make an FSC claim on the resulting products. The final mitigation options were incorporated into Controlled Wood Regional Meeting Reports and approved along with the FSC US Controlled Wood National Risk Assessment in early 2019.
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