FSC’s ecosystems services impact verification
Italy became the second country in the world to receive a Forest Stewardship Council ecosystems services (ES) verification and the first in the world to fulfill all five environmental components that make up these services.
The forestry cooperative, Waldplus, which covers over 1,000 hectares and spans between Trentino Alto-Adige, Veneto and Lombardy regions is the first to have its impacts verified on all five components that are considered ecosystems services under the framework provided by FSC.
This achievement was a result of a solid partnership between Waldplus and Etifor, a consultancy that provides innovative solutions to measure positive impact. In May 2018, FSC launched a new Ecosystem Services Procedure. Read more…