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timberbiz -6 days ago

FSC statement on Earthsight Russian logging issues

In Monday’s issue of Daily Timber News, we reported on claims by Earthsight that Russian forests were illegally logged and that confidence in FSC certification was “wildly misplaced”. FSC has made a statement to address the issues that were brought up. Source: Timbebiz FSC has stated that despite measures taken by the Russian government to address the issue of illegal sanitary logging, it re...

timberbiz -6 days ago

Sustainability roadmap for ASEAN furniture industry

PEFC is embarking on a four-year journey with the ASEAN Furniture Industry Council (AFIC) to improve sustainability outcomes throughout the furniture supply chain in the ASEAN region. Source: Timberbiz As consumers worldwide demand sustainable products across a variety of fields, every industry must adapt to satisfy their requests. Furniture customers are no different, and sustainable furniture is...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Ikea accused of using illegally logged Russian wood

Ikea has for years sold children’s furniture made from wood linked to vast illegal logging in protected Russian forests, environmental activists claim. The retail giant is accused of sourcing pine from a group of companies that over the past decade axed 4 million trees in Siberia, said to be vital in limiting climate change by absorbing greenhouse gases. Source: The Independent Ikea said the sup...

Mongabay -2 weeks ago

FSC dumps palm oil giant Korindo amid rights, environmental issues in Papua

JAKARTA — Palm oil giant Korindo Group has had its membership in the Forest Stewardship Council terminated, a move that activists say sends a signal to other companies that they can’t hide their wrongdoings behind green certification. The FSC, considered the world’s foremost body certifying the sustainable forestry industry, announced July 14 that it had […]...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Spain first to announce winners of PEFC photo contest

The PEFC 2021 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ national photo contests have come to an end, and now national members are presenting their winners. PEFC Spain was the first to announce the stunning winning photos of their contest, which had the theme “Caring for Forests”. Source: Timberbiz All national winners enter the international contest for the chance to become the 2021 ‘PEFC Ph...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

European timber traders openly ask Brazil to certify timber

A united group of timber traders representing significant import volumes of timber from Brazil to the European market is calling for more FSC-certified area in Brazil. In an open letter sent to the Brazilian forest sector, the signatories aim to motivate the market of sustainably sourced timber and state the current and expected market requirements in Europe. Source: Timberbiz As the world’s lar...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

FSC supports licence holders by building on partnerships

Visiting FSC Promotional License Holders and building partnerships was at the heart of a recent trip to Sydney by the Trademarks and Partnerships Manager at FSC Australia and New Zealand, Patricia Fitzsimons. Source: Timberbiz Ms Fitzsimons attended the Fiona Wain Oration and 30-year anniversary celebrations of the Business Council for Sustainable Development. An Acknowledgement of Country was giv...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Nonindustrial private forest landowner perspectives on forest certification: A look at awareness and barriers

Publication date: October 2021Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 131Author(s): Nana Tian, Matthew Pelkki...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

FSC working with Russia to preserve massive forest landscape

Russia is home to enormous forest areas: approximately 800 million hectares, which can be compared with the area of New York City multiplied by ten thousand, or 5% of the total land area of planet Earth. The Russian pristine taiga alone is greater than the Amazon Rainforest. Source: Timberbiz The Russian forests range from boreal to subtropical and are home to about 640 billion trees of ove...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Four training sessions from FSC ANZ

FSC ANZ and Hikari Solutions have announced four new training sessions for July and August. The first session will provide a comprehensive introduction to the FSC chain of custody (CoC) system. Source: Timberbiz The session is intended for new or potential CoC certificate holders and for existing certificate holders that wish to give staff an introduction to the FSC CoC system. Learn about the va...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Opinion: Bairnsdale Advertiser – East Gippsland Council’s insipid response to native forestry

East Gippsland Shire Council has turned its back on the municipality’s important native forest industry with its insipid response to the Andrews Government’s plan to phase out the industry by 2030. The council partnered Wellington Shire in commissioning a consultant’s study that showed the native forest industry still has a huge regional economic impact. It is worth more than $400 million to...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Stora Enso joins WWF initiative

Stora Enso has joined the new WWF platform, Forests Forward. The platform engages businesses and investors to deliver on forest related sustainability ambitions, such as biodiversity protection and forest restoration. Source: Timberbiz As participants in Forests Forward, companies commit to engaging in areas such as sustainable forest management and trade, better silviculture, reforestation and ec...

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