Timber Risk Score: 100 / 100 in 2017. The Timber Legality Risk Assessment contains an evaluation of the risk of illegality in Norway for five categories and 21 sub-categories of law. We found:
- Specified risk for 0 sub-categories.
- Low risk for 19 sub-categories.
- No legal requirements for 2 sub-categories.
This page provides an overview of the legality risks related to timber produced in Norway.
33.1% (12.1 million ha) of Norway is covered by forests of which:
- About 1% is primary forest
- About 86% is naturally-regenerated forest
- About 13% is planted forest.
Roundwood production totalled 12 million m3 in 2015. The forestry sector (including wood processing and pulp and paper) contributed US$ 2.4 billion to the economy in 2011, or nearly 0.6% of the GDP.
NEPCon has evaluated Norway as low risk for illegally harvested timber. Companies sourcing timber from Norway should still take care to ensure that risks are not present in their supply chains.
Score: 85 / 100 in 2021
Rank: 4 out of 180 countries in 2021
There are currently no armed conflicts in Norway according to the Council on Foreign Relations' Global Conflict Tracker
FSC Certified Forest Area: 642,438 hectares (4 December 2019).
PEFC Certified Forest Area: 7,380,750 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 production forests, either plantations or natural forests. No permits are required. This is the main source of timber in Norway.
Forest under protection
Timber from areas under protection. Approval may have to be obtained before harvesting, depending on the type of protection and the legal requirements for the area.
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.