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Forest Certification

CEPI -16 hours ago

Enhancing the EU forest policy framework through a stronger EU forest strategy post 2020

Cepi position on the new EU Forest Strategy post-2020                                                            European forests and the forest-based sector provide multiple solutions that contribute to Europe’s part in keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees by strengthening its role in the circular bioeconomy. The Confederation of Euro...

timberbiz -2 days ago

PEFC transition period extended for revised standards

To support certified entities and certification bodies during the COVID-19 challenge, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) has extended the transition period for its three revised international standards by six months. Source: Timberbiz This extension applies to the 2020 versions of the Chain of Custody (ST 2002), PEFC Trademarks (ST 2001) and Certification Body Requirement...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Forest products must continue to ensure essential products

Australian Forest Products Industries must continue to operate to ensure Australians continue to receive essential products and services including sanitary products, food packaging, and freight packaging used by all supermarkets and hospitals, the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has urged the National Cabinet. Source: Timberbiz In a brief sent to the Prime Minister, premiers and chie...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Wilderness Society paper claims totally unfounded says VicForests

Claims have been made by the Wilderness Society that paper Australians are printing on is produced from illegally sourced wood taken from Victoria’s state forests. In particular, the Wilderness Society has claimed that Nippon-owned Australian Paper has illegally processed more than half a million tonnes of logs sourced from Victoria’s native forests. Source: Timberbiz However, VicForests say t...

timberbiz -1 week ago

FSC AGM may be postponed due to COVID-19

Like many businesses, the FSC network has been affected by the requirements of social isolation and distancing, travel bans, and quarantines. Regional meetings and the annual global staff meeting have been postponed and many are working from home. Source: Timberbiz The FSC has made enquiries with ASIC regarding postponing the AGM and how or if new directors can be elected if the AGM is cancelled. ...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Responsible Wood answering to COVID-19 issues in Australia and NZ

Representatives from Australia and New Zealand met to discuss AS/NZS 4708 as the historic Trans-Tasman forestry standard moves a step closer. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, representatives from up to 26 different organisations participated in a teleconference instead of face-to-face due to travel restrictions. Source: Timberbiz Following three full days of meetings, 16-18 March 2020, Responsible Wood...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

PEFC guidance for auditing affected by COVID-19

Responsible Wood has issued PEFC’s guidance for chain of custody auditing of PEFC certified companies affected by restrictions due to COVID-19. The organisation says that due to the spread of COVID-19 worldwide, travel and medical restrictions are affecting auditing activities. Source: Timberbiz The main methods to ease the consequences of travel restrictions are the implementation of remote aud...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Non-state forest governance and ‘Responsibilization’: The prospects for FPIC under FSC certification in Northwest Russia

Publication date: June 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 115Author(s): Denis Dobrynin, Elena Smirennikova, Irmeli Mustalahti...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

FSC to replace onsite audits with desk audits

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has said that given recent developments around the global outbreak of COVID-19 and increasing travel restrictions, they have updated the derogation that allows certification bodies unable to conduct on-site audits to either postpone the audit or replace it with desk audits.  Source: Timberbiz Internal auditors of group and multi-site certificates will be giv...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

UQ student wins excellence in timber design

University of Queensland student Bridget Scanlan was announced as winner of the inaugural Responsible Wood Civil Engineering prize. Ms Scanlan graduated as a structural engineer. Source: Timberbiz Ms Scanlan was awarded the inaugural Responsible Wood Civil Engineering Prize for excellence in timber design. She is investigating computational tools for residential timber design for her final-y...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

PEFC launches a new website

A new website has been launched for PEFC Australia promoting PEFC forest certification. The new website draws on the global reach of PEFC as the world’s largest forest certification scheme. Source: Timberbiz Wood Marketing and Communications Officer Jason Ross emphasised the growing awareness and footprint of PEFC in Australia and across international markets saying that it highlighted the impor...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

FSC wooden toys a Xmas hit in France

Wooden toys were all the rage during last Christmas in France after supermarket chain Lidl launched its FSC-certified wooden toys ranging from jigsaws to pirate ships and doll houses. It decided to highlight its commitment to safe, high quality toys, using timber from responsibly managed forests. Source: Timberbiz Lidl France and FSC France organized an event in Paris to mark the launch. It inte...

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