Critical analysis of FSC certification of industrial tree monocultures in Uruguay

Aug 21, 2006

http://www.wrm.org.uy/countries/Uruguay/book.html World Rainforest Movement Publications Greenwash: Critical analysis of FSC certification of industrial tree monocultures in Uruguay - by Ricardo Carrere The aim of this report is to provide documented information and analysis to all those who are currently struggling against large-scale monoculture tree plantations and must face the additional problem posed by the fact that these same plantations are being certified by the FSC. At the same time, we hope that this publication will contribute to the plantation certification review that the FSC itself is currently carrying out. April 2006 Click here to download the complete text in pdf format (945 Kb) http://www.wrm.org.uy/countries/Uruguay/text.pdf (also available in Spanish). http://www.wrm.org.uy/paises/Uruguay/libro.html How to obtain a copy http://www.wrm.org.uy/countries/Uruguay/copy.html CONTENTS Introduction 1. General information on the certified companies 1.1 . EUFORES 1.2 . COFOSA 1.3 . FYMNSA 1.4 . COFUSA 2. Critical analysis of the certification reports 2.1 . EUFORES . Environmental aspects . Social aspects . Economic aspects 2.2 . COFOSA . Environmental aspects . Social aspects . Economic aspects 2.3 . FYMNSA . Environmental aspects . Social aspects . Economic aspects 2.4 . COFUSA . Environmental aspects . Social aspects . Economic aspects 3. Local testimonials 3.1 . Testimonials gathered on EUFORES . Environmental aspects . Social aspects 3.2 . Testimonials gathered on COFOSA . Environmental aspects . Social aspects 3.3 . Testimonials gathered on FYMNSA . Environmental aspects . Social aspects 3.4 . Testimonials gathered on COFUSA . Environmental aspects . Social aspects 4. Conclusions and recommendations -- World Rainforest Movement Maldonado 1858 - 11200 Montevideo - Uruguay tel: 598 2 413 2989 / fax: 598 2 410 0985 wrm@wrm.org.uy