Smartwood’s Certification of the Forest Industry Organisation in Thailand: Why FSC Should Revoke the Certificate

28 Aug

A report published by WRM as part of the book Certifying the Uncertifiable: FSC Certification of Tree Plantations in Thailand and Brazil.

By Chris Lang. Published by WRM, August 2003
click here to download the report as a pdf file

Contents

1. INTRODUCTION

2. FIO’S HISTORY

3. BACKGROUND TO THE CERTIFICATION: SCC NATURA AND THE SWEDISH CONNECTION

4. THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS: ENTER SMARTWOOD

5. COMPLIANCE WITH FSC PRINCIPLES AND CRITERIA

6. CONCLUSION: FSC SHOULD REVOKE FIO’S CERTIFICATE

REFERENCES


This report is based on research carried out between July and August 2002 in Thailand, coordinated by WRM with support from the Friends of the Earth biodiversity project. I would like to thank all the staff at PER and TERRA for the help they gave me in carrying out the research, particularly Virawat Dheeraprasert, Witoon Permpongsacharoen, Srisuwan Kuankachorn, Pornpana Kuaycharoen and Noel Rajesh. This report is partly based on a case study produced with Noel Rajesh for Rainforest Foundation, published in November 2002.


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