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PEFC -20 hours ago

Learn to love forests, learn about Humans of the Forests!

Forests provide so much. They are beautiful, they keep our water fresh, they clean our air, and their timber is an important renewable and sustainable resource for so many of our day-to-day products. Yet there is so much more about forests than meets the eye, and forests inspire and evoke deep...-- Delivered by Feed43 service...

PEFC -7 days ago

Forests for Fashion initiative sets new trends

To showcase the innovative potential of sustainably produced forest fibres, our Forests for Fashion Initiative participated in the largest global meeting on the environment: the Fourth United Nations Environment Assembly. From 10-15 March, an exhibit of stunning and innovative clothes made by...-- Delivered by Feed43 service...

What Wood -1 week ago

Segezha Group certifies deliveries and logging on FSC and PEFC systems

In 2018 all businesses Segezha Group (part of AFK “Sistema”) confirmed the compliance of its activities to the requirements of the voluntary forest certification according to FSC scheme (FSC-C133272). About it reported in a press release sent months of this year. In parallel with FSC certification for several business units (BU Karelia, Onega BAA) introduced […]...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Canadian FSC wants to raise the forestry bar

A new bar will soon be set on what counts as sustainable forestry, holding potential implications for the future of the woodland caribou and of the forestry industry itself. After years of debate, the Canadian division of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) hopes to have its updated forest management standards approved by its international body in the coming weeks to set an example for lawmake...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Code of practice too complex says Timber NSW

The New South Wales Codes of Practice and controls governing private native forest ignore long-term ecological sustainability, and are too complex and should be simplified, with the over-regulation sending a message of lack of trust, according to the state’s peak forestry body. The chief executive of Timber NSW, Maree McCaskill,   said the existing private native forestry (PNF) Codes of Practi...

PEFC -1 week ago

PEFC Chain of Custody Auditor Training in Myanmar - Focus on Myanmar Timber Legality Assurance System

Auditors from around Southeast Asia are invited to join our Chain of Custody auditor training session, with a special focus on the Due Diligence System (DDS) for sourcing from smallholders. The training takes place in Yangon, Myanmar, 2-3 May, with an optional field trip and demonstration audit...-- Delivered by Feed43 service...

ITTO -2 weeks ago

New study examines EU private-sector timber procurement priorities

Private-sector procurement policies are prominent in the global North and among companies with global reach. A new special study by the Independent Market Monitor (IMM) identifies more than 100 organizations, tools, initiatives, templates and sets of guidance that could influence company timber procurement policies in the European Union (EU). This latest study by the IMM assesses 65 potential sou...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Improve your understanding of FSC Chain of Custody Certification

FSC Australia has planned a webinar to support businesses that want to prove their responsible practices through FSC certification, but are unsure about aspects of Chain of Custody certification, and use of the FSC trademarks. The event is on Tuesday 12 March, from 11am- 12pm AEDT. Source: Timberbiz Demand for FSC certification is growing among major retailers who are looking to FSC to help t...

PEFC -3 weeks ago

“Best Use of Certified Timber” – PEFC continues partnership with the World Architecture Festival

Was timber a key material in one of your construction projects? Did you choose wood for its many aesthetic, natural and architectural properties, or simply because it is the only renewable building material? If yes, you can enter your project for a World Architecture Festival prize! For the...-- Delivered by Feed43 service...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

New Zealanders keen for joint standards with Australia on certification

Fresh from returning to Australia after meetings in Wellington, Napier, Gisborne and Auckland, Simon Dorries, Responsible Wood CEO said he has been ‘blown away’ by the response of New Zealanders towards developing a new Trans-Tasman forestry standard. Responsible Wood is working with the New Zealand Forest Certification Association, the National Governing Body for New Zealand forest certi...

IISD -3 weeks ago

Guest Article: Fair&Precious: The Collective Label for Legal and Eco-certified African Timber

To be a member of Fair&Precious, concession holders must, at the very least, be FSC or PEFC certified. The Fair&Precious community relies on dialogue and mutual respect while working in the field, to ensure that human development is carried out in harmony with the forest....

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

FSC calls indigenous leaders to work with forest management

FSC Australia is seeking indigenous leaders to assist the national office to increase opportunities and engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples (A&TSI) in all aspects of FSC forest management and supply chain in Australia. Working Group members will be remunerated a daily rate for engagement. Source: Timberbiz Forests are important to the livelihood, culture and spiri...