08 September 2005
Assessment of Sustainability of Forest-Wood Chains
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Author:  R. Päivinen, M. Lindner
Year Published: 2005
Category: Conference paper
Available from: article PDF

Abstract:
Forest-Wood Chains (FWCs) consist of a set of processes by which forest resources are converted into services and products. In this paper, a method to assess sustainability of alternative FWCs is discussed. It is suggested that each production process included in a production chain will be characterised by a set of environmental, economic and social sustainability indicators. The volume of wood material flows through the processes is the basis for assessing the overall sustainability of optional chains.