Laos: What did SmartWood know when it issued the certificate?

Posted: 30 October 2006 in FSC, Laos, Logging, World Bank

By Chris Lang. Published in WRM Bulletin 111, October 2006.

A leaked report earlier this year indicated serious problems in an FSC certified logging operation. FSC’s certifier, SmartWood, was oblivious to the problems – at the time the report was written, they hadn’t visited the forests they’d certified for three years.

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