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Social impact assessments in the process of FSC forest certification


PDM Services is in the process of finalizing social impact assessment of operations of 8 State Forestry/ Hunting Enterprises (SFE/SHE) working under the control of Regional Forest Directorate “Plovdiv” including – SFE Plovdiv, SHE Trakia, SHE Kormisosh, SFE Asenovgrad, AFE Parvomaj, and SFE Karlovo, SFE Hissar and SFE Klissura.

The assessment is part of the preparations of the enterprises for achieving FSC forest certification and includes: assessment of the role of the respective enterprise for local development, stakeholder identification, determination of the scale and intensity of forest operations and their social impact, planning of measures for overcoming/ mitigating negative impacts etc. Work on this assignment is funded through a project of WWF – Bulgaria implemented with the support of Ikea.

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