Holding the Line with FSC

Publication - 11 March, 2011
Key findings from a re-evaluation of performance, progress and weaknesses, with recommended changes that are essential to FSC credibility.

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has grown rapidly in recent years, and it has been expanding into some of the most difficult and controversial forest regions in the world, including the Congo basin, the Canadian and Russian boreal, and Chain of Custody (CoC) in China and Vietnam. This situation, combined with several long-standing systematic weaknesses, is an enormous challenge for FSC, not only as an organisation and network, but also for its credibility amongst key stakeholders.

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