Comparison of Selected Forest Certification Standards (2009)

A study conducted by Indufor Oy that examines the linkages between forest regulation and forest certification around the world.

The resulting report, Comparison of Selected Forest Certification Standards, found that, in general, all of the studied certification standards and processes make a positive contribution to sustainable forest management, even where legislation is comprehensive and demanding such as in Canada and Australia. In cases where standards do not exceed legislative requirements, there is continual improvement through regular on-the-ground monitoring and auditing that help to improve practices.

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