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Changes in value-added wood product manufacturer perceptions about certification in the United States from 2002 to 2008

Vlosky, R., Gazo, R., Cassens, D. and Perera, P. (2009) Changes in value-added wood product manufacturer perceptions about certification in the United States from 2002 to 2008. DRVNA Industrija, 2009 (2).

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Abstract

Certification is a voluntary mechanism which involves assessing either forest management practices or chain-of-custody tracking through supply chains against a set of standards. Certification is becoming an important market requirement particularly in value-added wood product sectors such as furniture, flooring and millwork. In 2002 and 2008 we conducted national studies in the United States to identify value-added wood industry perspectives and participation in certification and to see what has changed in the industry in the past 6 years. Results show that certification continues to be an important issue for the value-added wood products sector in the U.S. Certification awareness and participation have increased significantly from 2002-2008. The percent of respondents receiving premiums for certified products has increase d significantly from 2002-2008 and the percent of respondents incurring (non-raw material) costs for certified wood raw materials declined. Finally, 97% of respondents in 2008 said that they will continue to sell certified wood products in the future.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: University of Zagreb. Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology
Publisher's Website: https://www.drvnaindustrija.com/archive/volume-200...
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/63113
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