Established nearly 20 years ago, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is widely recognised as the highest global certification standard for forest management. Nonetheless, with the FSC’s rapid growth, there is growing concern with the increasing number of certificates being awarded to controversial forest management operations that do not meet the standards of the system.
Greenpeace International is publishing a series of case studies exposing controversial operations that are posing the greatest risk to the FSC’s integrity. We will also be highlighting best practice operations that are meeting and/or exceeding the FSC’s principles and criteria. The following is the third installment in the series.