Recent Studies on Forest Certification Programs
Dovetail Partners Inc.:"Forest Certification: A Status Report" (2010) (PDF 2.6MB)
Shareholder Association for Research & Eduction: "Investor Brief: Protecting the value of Canada's Timberland Investments: The Role of FSC Certification" (2011) (PDF 694KB)
This report takes a look at the three major forest certification systems in Canada: FSC, CSA and SFI. The conclusion is that "FSC has the most stringent environmental and social standards..."
This report takes a look at the two major international forest certification standards, FSC and PEFC.
Dovetail Partners Inc.: "Differences between the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, (SFI) Certification Standards for Forest Management" (2011) (PDF 671KB)
Andrew Long: Auditing for Sustainable Forest Management: The Role of Science (PDF 214KB)
Certification Canada: Forest certification in Canada statistics
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