Tracking system and tropical forest products uri icon

abstract

  • Ecocertification, ecolabeling, in addition to other communication tools usingenvironmental and/or good managemnet criteria, are theoretically designed to promotegood managemnet practices among forest resources through potential marketsanctions or promotions. It is assumed that concerned consumers wouldprefer products associated with the best resource management practices. However,assuming that one piece of wood comes from a well managed forest is not helpful whenit cannot be certified that the material will not be assembled or mixed with othermaterial of dubios origin along the different stages of the supply chain, from the forest tothe final consumer. Most ecocertification tools based on environmental and /or goodmanagement criteria, thus use at least two quality control tools or quality systemstools. These are identification and tracking systems

publication date

  • 2004