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Non-conformities to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards: Empirical evidence and implications for policy-making in Brazil

dc.contributor.authorRafael, G.C.
dc.contributor.authorFonseca, A.
dc.contributor.authorLaércio Antônio Gonçalves, J.
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-23T18:55:38Z
dc.date.available2022-01-23T18:55:38Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://open.fsc.org/handle/resource/623
dc.titleNon-conformities to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards: Empirical evidence and implications for policy-making in Brazilen
dcterms.accessRightsPublic
dcterms.accessRightsLimited access
dcterms.issued2018
dcterms.languageen
dcterms.typeJournal Article
dspace.entity.typePublication
fsc.evidenceCategoryFSC impact-related
fsc.focus.forestTypePlantation
fsc.focus.forestZoneTropical
fsc.focus.sustainDimensionSocial
fsc.focus.sustainDimensionEnvironmental
fsc.subjectForests
fsc.subjectCertification
is.availability.fullTextFull text available
is.contributor.memberForest Stewardship Council
is.coverage.countryBrazil
is.coverage.countryAlpha2BR
is.coverage.regionSouth America
is.evaluation.collectionCAR analysis
is.evaluation.counterfactsNo
is.evaluation.notesThis study aims at exploring the main challenges faced by companies to be become FSC certified. It analyze non-conformities established in Brazilian plantations according to their spatial distribution in Brazil and to the principles and thematic they refer to.
is.evaluation.notesSome conclusions are drawn with little support from the data:- "Findings from the Kruskal-Wallis tests suggest that auditors tended to identify similar NCs, regardless of the geographical region, of the type of forest": only 10% of audits have been done in native forests which is very little to perform a comparison.- "Spearman Correlation tests indicated significant relationships between certified forest area and non-conformities with FSC Principles 4 and 7. The meaning of this relationship is unclear.": the hypothesis being tested is not clear and as the authors mention the meaning of the relationship is unclear. It is thus not preferable to use such a conclusion without a clear explanation or hypothesis.
is.evaluation.quotes"The occurrence of NCs was found to be most frequently associated with FSC Principles 4 (26,07%), 6 (21,82%) and 8 (13,72%), which are related to the themes “Community Relations and Worker's rights”, “Environmental Impact” and “Monitoring and Assessment”, respectively. Many NCs were triggered by aspects of forest planning, operation and monitoring, which altogether accounted for 42.91% of all NCs."
is.focus.sectorsAgriculture
is.focus.sectorsForestry
is.focus.sustainDimensionSocial
is.focus.sustainDimensionEnvironmental
is.focus.systemElementMandE outcomes and impacts
is.focus.systemElementMandE performance monitoring
is.identifier.codeImpacts
is.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2017.12.013
is.identifier.fscdoihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34800/fsc-international602
is.identifier.schemeNameForest Stewardship Council
is.identifier.schemeTypeVoluntary Sustainability Standards
is.item.reviewStatusPeer reviewed
is.journalNameForest Policy and Economics
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