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Forest Stewardship Council: Facing a crisis of confidence?

A new report finds that FSC-certified plantations are in breach of their own standards. One of the longest established and best respected initiatives on business and sustainable development is the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The growth over the last decade of FSC certified timber has been one of the positive signs about how collaborative standards can be set and change business practice. Now, a critical report of practice in Uruguay has attacked FSC accreditation of plantations there as covering up socially and environmentally unsustainable practice.

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes
www.southernsustainableforests.org

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