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Forest Certification

Forest Sweden -5 days ago

Sustainable teak and cocoa plantation in Nicaragua scores top impact points

A project to expand FSC certified teak and UTZ certified cocoa plantations in the rural Siuna and Bonanza regions of Nicaragua scores exceptionally high points in Finnfund’s development impact assessment. The high score is based on the project’s contribution to carbon capture, protection of fauna and curbing deforestation as well as the various social impacts, such as proper jobs, improved inc...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

FSC responds to media reports of wrongful activity in Ukraine

Recent media reports examined the Austrian parquet market and its Ukrainian suppliers, doubts were raised about the effectiveness of FSC controls in Ukraine. They suggest FSC certification was not an effective means of punishing or exposing violations of FSC standards. Source: Timberbiz FSC is a voluntary certification system for social, economic and ecologically sustainable forest management. By ...

timberbiz -1 month ago

WWF wants to ban native forestry but builds HQ with native timber

WWF Australia has released a document which undercuts years of sensible, science based advocacy by one of the world’s most respected environmental organisations and which will have international ramifications. Source: Timberbiz The WWF Australia report, Towards Two Billion Trees, contains a recommendation that native forestry in Australia cease. “This is a huge surprise and quite bizarre. WWF ...

timberbiz -1 month ago

FSC takes action against Asian Paulownia traders

Following an extensive investigation into Paulownia supply chains, FSC has taken initial action against a number of companies that were found to have traded non-certified Paulownia as FSC certified. These companies are subject to termination or suspension of their trademark licenses or further investigations. Paulownia is the collective name for a number of fast-growing species native to Eastern A...

Mongabay -1 month ago

FSC complaint filed against pulpwood firms tied to Indonesia’s richest man

JAKARTA — An Indonesian NGO has filed a complaint with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), alleging deforestation carried out by pulpwood firms linked to Indonesia’s wealthiest individual and supplying two of the world’s biggest paper and pulp companies. In its letter dated Dec. 4, the environmental group Auriga Nusantara says pulpwood plantation companies PT Fajar […]...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Dutch construction company to grow its own trees

Dutch construction company VolkerWessels aims to climate-proof a minimum of 500 hectares of forests in the Netherlands during the next two years. To reach this goal, the company recently signed an agreement with FSC Netherlands. VolkerWessels wants to use wood from these climate-proof forests for its own construction projects. Source: Timberbiz The signed agreement also includes Unie van Bosgroepe...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Officeworks commits to Greening Australia

FSC certificate holder, Officeworks, has partnered with Greening Australia to plant two trees for every one consumed in producing its products. The initiative was taken by retail giant, Officeworks, because it is aware of the impact its paper-based products can have on the environment. The initiative, called ‘Restoring Australia’, will help Officeworks to mitigate its eco-footprint. Source: Ti...

timberbiz -2 months ago

TDA hosts 2-day CLT and mill tour

Finding 20 of Australia’s leading architects, engineers, builders and developers in a Tumbarumba plantation forest, in the heart of the Forestry Corporation of NSW softwood pine plantations is not an everyday sight. But with as they increasing look to timber, Tumbarumba and the twin cities of Albury-Wodonga play important roles in building and construction. Source: Timberbiz Hosted by the Timber...

timberbiz -2 months ago

UN Climate Change Conference – today it’s about forestry

PEFC will have an important role to play on the fourth day of the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25, currently underway in Madrid. Today is set to be devoted to analysing the role of forests in the face of climate change. Source: Timberbiz In addition to the negotiations on the reduction of carbon emissions that are taking place, the XXV Conference of the Parties to the UN Climate Change Framew...

timberbiz -2 months ago

PEFC General Assembly in Germany

Responsible Wood continues to grow from strength to strength, with the growth of the Australian scheme recognised during the PEFC General Assembly in Wurzburg, German. Source: Timberbiz The PEFC Family gathered to celebrate 20 years of PEFC, the world’s largest forest certification scheme. For Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, the anniversary marks an im...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Guyana and Ukraine join PEFC

PEFC Week in November has grown as one of the most important annual public dialogues on the future of forest certification and sustainable forest management: the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue. This year the PEFC general assembly welcomed its 52nd and 53rd national members Ukraine and Guyana into the alliance. Source: Timberbiz “We are very happy to see the PEFC family growing further and ...

timberbiz -2 months ago

FSC Project Certification: New of Chain of Custody Standards

A technical working group has revised the first version of this project certification standard. The new version addresses specific challenges that construction companies, designers, carpenters and other individuals face when certifying a project (e.g. buildings, boat, sculpture, timber bridge, etc). Source: Timberbiz Version 2-0 of FSC-STD-40-006 contains a range of options for the certificatio...

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