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Tracking system and tropical forest products

Tracking system and tropical forest products

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

Authors: Roda, J-M.; Guizol, P.

Topic: certification,forest products,tropical forests,supply,tracking,systems

Publication Year: 2004

ISSN: 0006-579X

Source: Bois et Forets des Tropiques 280: 106-108

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