Does FSC certification in the Congo Basin guarantee social responsibility?

While FSC certification finds its origins in the mediatized denunciations of deforestation by NGOs, the weak governance of States, and the impossible boycott of tropical wood on world markets, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), for its part, has made the headlines with child labor in Asia, notably in the shoe industry, and ecological disasters, particularly in the marine transport of hydrocarbons, then recently, with the human tragedy caused by the collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh in 2013. The denunciations of some and the indignation of others have ended up going beyond economic imperatives alone, in order to mainstream social and environmental considerations into business activity.

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