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timberbiz -2 days ago

Ikea now owns 613,000 acres of forest in US

Ikea holding company Ingka Group has acquired forestland property in the US from The Conservation Fund, a non-profit conservation organisation that has protected over 8 million acres of land in the US. The acquisition strengthens Ingka Group’s commitment to responsible forest management, as conservation measures are fully included in the forest management plans. Source: Timberbiz The property i...

timberbiz -7 days ago

Putting a roof over a Jaguar’s head

Jaguar Land Rover’s Advanced Product Creation Centre has the largest engineered timber roof in the UK, reflecting the design quality and company values associated with one of Britain’s most iconic automotive businesses. Source: Timberbiz Encompassing 1,512mÑ of PEFC-certified glulam beams and 2,674m3 of cross laminated timber (CLT) panels manufactured by Binderholz, the engineered timber ...

What Wood -1 week ago

Titan Group has expanded the area of FSC certifed forests

The annual gain of the FSC-certified forests of Titan Group has made 22% (4.7 million he). This is 85% of the holding’s lease and 8% of all the forest territories in Russia where the responsible forest management is in progress according to requirements of Forest Stewardship Council....

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

FSC Revised Policy for Association complaint procedures

The revised Policy for Association (PfA) complaint procedure, allowing for swifter processes and better outcomes for forests and people – will be tested in 2021.The updated procedure as approved by the FSC International Board of Directors introduces a variety of routes for resolving cases and marks a new phase in how FSC manages PfA complaints. Source: Timberbiz For example, it introduces altern...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Briquettes to add value in Eden

A planned briquette plant at the Eden export facility is expected to add value to the wood by-products and residues generated at the site. Source: Timberbiz Pentarch Forestry’s briquette plant will compress, and package low value wood residues from processing and produce around 8000 tons per annum of high-quality briquettes for domestic consumption. Branded as FIREBRIQS, this product is planned ...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Action on potential fraud in plywood supply chains

FSC has suspended and terminated several FSC certificates in the plywood supply chain. This move comes after systematic violations of FSC certification requirements were uncovered in an extensive investigation by ASI and FSC into plywood supply chains using tropical face veneers. The violations were made by companies that were trading non-certified plywood products as certified. Source: Timberbiz ...

timberbiz -1 month ago

New appointments to IFA/AFG board

Dr Michelle Freeman has been elected vice president of the Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers and Jan Newport has joined as a director. Source: Timberbiz Returning IFA/AFG president Bob Gordon said the new appointments would grow skill capacity and diversity of the board, helping the organisation deliver greater outcomes for its members. “The IFA/AFG has worked tir...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Responsible Wood passes audit and compliance by Standards Australia

  Responsible Wood has passed an audit and ‘check compliance’ with flying colours with development activities meeting all requirements of Standards Australia. Source: Timberbiz Connecting remotely, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the surveillance audit provides Responsible Wood with an opportunity to demonstrate to Standards Australia the organisations ongoing commitment to standard...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Woolworths moves to locally made paper bags

Woolworths has partnered with South Australian manufacturer Detpak to offer customers locally made paper bags in SA and NT. The move comes ahead of a progressive national rollout Australian-made paper bags over the next 12 months. Source: Timberbiz The new SA-made carry bags offer a welcome boost for local manufacturing as a result of the multimillion-dollar partnership between Woolworths and ...

timberbiz -2 months ago

FSC new MIX label supporting responsible forestry

FSC’s MIX label text is changing from ‘[Product type] from responsible sources’ to ‘[Product type] Supporting responsible forestry’. The other elements of the label stay the same. Source: Timberbiz Based on a comprehensive, multi-stakeholder process involving FSC International´s Board of Directors the “Strategy for MIX products and controlled wood” was agreed upon. This strategy...

timberbiz -2 months ago

New board members for PEFC International

Three new members elected to the PEFC International Board at the 25th PEFC General Assembly. Riikka Joukio elected as the new vice chair, and two members re-elected for another term. After 10 years in the PEFC International Board of Directors and two years as vice chair, Genevieve Chau bid farewell to the PEFC family. Source: Timberbiz “I can still vividly recall my very first PEFC General A...

timberbiz -2 months ago

HQPlantations 85,000-hectare Tuan-Toolara plantation

HQPlantations is one of 28 forests certified under AS 4708 – Sustainable Forest Management. This standard is used by Australian forest growers to make Responsible Wood and PEFC claims on forest and tree-based products. Underpinning certification is a commitment by forest growers to the management and rejuvenation of forests. Source: Timberbiz Responsible Wood’s Simon Dorries and Jason Ross wer...

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