TITLE

Forest certification -- a rising tide

AUTHOR(S)
Richards, Kit
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
New Zealand Tree Grower;May2007, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the rising tide in Forest Stewardship Council Certification (FSC) applications and alternative routes available for New Zealand foresters. Factors behind the rise include evolving government procurement policies in Japan, Europe and U.S., the establishment of FSC Australia and retailer procurement policies in that country, and the changing rules on the mixing of certified and non-certified wood sources. Aiming to gain a wider market and reaping the ensuing financial returns, more FSC geographic catchments are expected to form as well as future certification for pulp based on clab chip and conversion wastes. Existing alternatives include the PF Olsen-managed FSC group scheme and certification under the Small Scale Low Impact FSC rules.
ACCESSION #
25400193

 

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