Forest Certification and Mutual Recognition

Lead Author: Matthew Wenban-Smith

Publish date: 02.20.2007

 

What is involved and what does it imply?
 

Recent years have seen many calls for 'mutual recognition' between the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and programs endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), or other forest certification programs.

 

But what is 'mutual recognition'? Would it deliver the benefits its proponents suppose? And does FSC, in fact, object to the concept?