Why engage in forest certification? - A Swedish perspective.

  • Ake Granqvist Stora Enso Forest.
Keywords: regulation, production, wood, forest legislation, wood products.


Sweden has a long history of forest regulation and sustained production of wood. Public debate on forestry issues began in the late 1950s with the advent of large scale mechanisation. By the early 1980s environmental non-governmental organisations (ENGOs) had emerged and were beginning to have an impact on forest legislation. They began to have real impact when they succeeded in convincing some large customers to seek wood products from sustainably managed forests. New silvicultural and nature conservation strategies have been developed and are outlined which take into account customer concerns. The means of communication of the new strategies are outlined including the role of certification.
How to Cite
Granqvist, A. (1999). Why engage in forest certification? - A Swedish perspective. Irish Forestry. Retrieved from https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/9884
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