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Profitability and Sustainability in Responsible Forestry: Economic impacts of FSC certification on forest operators



Posted on 06 August 2015
Profitability and Sustainability in Responsible Forestry: Economic impacts of FSC certification on forest operators
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The report finds a business case for FSC certification for tropical forest operators as well as small- and medium-size enterprises, dispelling the common assumption that costs for attaining certification for these types of producers are greater than the benefits. The research details the financial costs and benefits of FSC certification on a number of forest operators across 11 countries, and can help foresters and financial institutions assess where investing in certification brings most benefit.