Timber Risk Score: 100 / 100 in 2017. The Timber Legality Risk Assessment contains an evaluation of the risk of illegality in Denmark for five categories and 21 sub-categories of law. We found:
- Specified risk for 0 sub-categories.
- Low risk for 17 sub-categories.
- No legal requirements for 4 sub-categories
This page provides an overview of the legality risks related to timber produced in Denmark.
14.4% (0.61 million ha) of Denmark is covered by forests of which:
- About 6% is primary forest
- About 19% is naturally-regenerated forest
- About 75% is planted forest.
Roundwood production totalled 3.4 million m3 in 2015. The forestry sector (including wood processing and pulp and paper) contributed US$ 1.5 billion to the economy in 2011, which was nearly 0.5% of the GDP.
NEPCon has evaluated Denmark as low risk for illegally harvested timber. Companies sourcing timber from Denmark 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: 88 / 100 in 2021
Rank: 1 out of 180 countries in 2021
There are currently no armed conflicts in Denmark according to the Council on Foreign Relations' Global Conflict Tracker.
FSC Certified Forest Area: 224,147 hectares (4 December 2019).
PEFC Certified Forest Area: 292,795 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|
Production forest in forest reserve
Timber from semi-natural forests within the forest reserve. The forest may be owned and managed by the state or the private sector. The area is covered by the Forestry Act and Environmental Act. A notification is required if harvesting takes place in Natura 2000-classified areas.
Production forest outside forest reserve
Timber from semi-natural forests outside of the forest reserve. The forest maybe owned and managed by the state or the private sector. Forests outside reserves are covered by the Environmental Act but not by the Forestry Act. A notification is required if harvesting takes place in Natura 2000-classified areas.
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.