Environmental Management Systems: Assessing Their Level of Use on Industrial Forestlands
Abstract:An industry-wide survey of the forest products industry was conducted to measure the development of environmental management systems (EMS) designed to implement sustainable forest management on industrial forestlands. The results indicated that larger capacity, publicly owned operations (i.e., paper or engineered forest products firms) that participated in a forest certification standard exhibited well-developed EMSs. Smaller capacity, privately owned operations, such as sawmills, had poorly or undeveloped EMSs. The study provides a valuable baseline by which to measure future EMS development in the forest products industry.
Keywords: certification; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest products industry; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources; sustainable forestry
Document Type: Miscellaneous
Affiliations: 1: Assistant Professor SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, One Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY, 13210, email@example.com 2: Research Assistant SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, One Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY, 13210 3: Assistant Professor SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, One Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY, 13210
Publication date: June 1, 2002
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