NRA (National Risk Assessment)

Currently in Romania, the Centralized National Risk Assessment approved by the FSC International Center on September 20, 2017, is in force. The risk identification and evaluation was outsourced to independent experts (selected by the FSC) with specific experience for each category.

In order to capture as accurately as possible the specific problems of our country, it is necessary to adapt this Risk Assessment (CNRA) so as to effectively reflect (i) the evolution of the national legislative framework and (ii) the social, economic and environmental conditions, through a participatory process, with the involvement of local experts and relevant stakeholders.

This allows all affected and interested stakeholders to contribute during the public consultations to the content of the Evaluation according to their domain and their legitimate interests (economic, social and environmental).

The process of developing the National Risk Assessment is done according to the requirements of FSC-PRO-60-002 V3-0 EN FSC National Risk Assessment Framework.

Comparative table CNRA-NRA



It is developed by FSC International through external consultants;

It is developed by members of a National Work Group accredited by FSC International and divided equally, depending on the experience gained and the interest it represents in the environmental, social or economic room.

The process of elaboration is documented, mainly through external consultants and local experts and less visible stakeholder involvement;

The elaboration process is extensive, with several stages involving the following entities:

  • a. Facilitator;
  • b. National Working Group composed of local experts and practitioners;;
  • c. Technical experts from different fields of expertise.

Public consultation is done through several stages and intermediate forms of the Evaluation until final approval.

Approval of the final evaluation content is made exclusively by FSC International;

The endorsement of the final form of the Evaluation is done primarily by the National Working Group, and in the end by FSC International, more about how the process was conducted.

The evaluation results are not always very relevant, often being challenged by the affected factors;

The content of the Evaluation is much better adapted to the legislation and specifics of the country in which it was developed. Consistency and quality of content the evaluation is greatly improved by the contribution of technical specialists in various fields and the involvement of the Consultative Forum and stakeholders.

Control measures are recommendations that need to be considered, but the final form can be adapted with the approval of the certification body.

Control measures are mandatory, ensuring their uniform application at national level.