Timber Risk Score: 100 / 100 in 2017. The Timber Legality Risk Assessment contains an evaluation of the risk of illegality in Czech Republic for five categories and 21 sub-categories of law. We found:
- Specified risk for 0 sub-categories.
- Low risk for 15 sub-categories.
- No legal requirements for 6 sub-categories.
This page provides an overview of the legality risks related to timber produced in the Czech Republic.
33.8% (2.66 million ha) of the Czech Republic is covered by forests which consists mainly of naturally regenerated forest.
Roundwood production totalled 16.2 million m3 in 2015. The forestry sector (including wood processing and pulp and paper) contributed US$3.5 billion to the economy in 2011, or nearly 1.8% of the GDP.
NEPCon has evaluated the Czech Republic as low risk for illegally harvested timber. Companies sourcing timber from the Czech Republic should still take care to ensure that risks are not present in their supply chains.
This risk assessment was prepared between 2014-2018 according to the FSC-STD-40-005. The approved FSC Risk Assessment can be downloaded in the FSC Document Centre. ONLY Risk Assessments that have been formally reviewed and approved by FSC can be used by an FSC candidate or certified companies in risk assessments and will meet the FSC standards without further verification.
Score: 54 / 100 in 2021
Rank: 49 out of 180 countries in 2021
There are currently no armed conflicts in the Czech Republic according to the Council on Foreign Relations' Global Conflict Tracker
FSC Certified Forest Area: 106,065 hectares (4 December 2019).
PEFC Certified Forest Area: 1,771,054 hectares (31 December 2019).
- Find out the different sources of legal timber
- Determine which source type your timber comes from
|Timber source||Description of source type|
Timber from forests legally classed as production forests.
Timber from forests legally classed as protection forests.
|Special purpose forests||Timber from forests legally classed as special purpose forests.|
Low risk of illegality. We found that any breaches of applicable laws are temporary, unusual, limited in their impact, and effectively controlled by the relevant authorities
We have not identified any specified risks and therefore have not suggested any mitigation actions.