Tougher FSC certification guidelines would make forest oversight more transparent in Brazil

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Brazil – (Forests News) – An internationally recognized product labelling system designed to ensure consumers they are buying sustainably-sourced forest products is falling short of some of its intended objectives, according to new research.

Since 1994, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification framework of agreed indicators has encouraged companies to adhere to sustainable forest management practices, which are also aimed at simultaneously increasing financial profitability.

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