The Forest Products Sector Guide was developed by WBCSD’s Forest Solutions Group (FSG) on behalf of the Natural Capital Coalition, with technical support from PwC. It offers a standardized decision making framework to support businesses along the forest products value chain in identifying, measuring, and valuing their impacts and dependencies on natural capital.
Like the Natural Capital Protocol itself, the guide was developed for business. It is aimed primarily at managers from sustainability, environmental and operations departments, from companies along the forest products value chain from the forest owners and processors to the consumption and resource recovery.
The Guide is the fruit of an extensive engagement process with key stakeholders from across all forested continents.
During the development process, eight pilot testers have applied the guide to concrete cases of natural capital assessments, provided feedback on the content, and shared their experience through case studies.