This report aims to establish, which issues should be considered essential in LCA of forest products, and how such LCA studies should be carried out. The findings can be used e.g. in discussing the raw material aspects of forest products with the customers, and the general development work of LCA in the field.
The report is a product of the research and development project Analysis and use of research information in evaluation of environmental impacts concerning identification of environmental aspects in environmental management systems (EMS). It is included in the research consortium Tools for environmental management in wood procurement , which is part of Finnish Forest Cluster Research Programme Wood Wisdom (1998 – 2001)