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Winter 2017

New sustainability promise takes
responsible forest sourcing to a new level
On Oct. 11, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) launched an ambitious new initiative to increase the use of materials from responsibly managed forests. The Vancouver Declaration allows businesses who use these natural products to pledge their commitment to in-crease responsible sourcing.

Global companies like IKEA, H&M, SIG, Marks and Spencer, Jysk, Mitsubishi Paper Mills or Fuji Xerox have pledged support to the initiative. The aim is to get more businesses across the entire supply chain on board.

Kim Carstensen, Director General of FSC, said: “It’s fantastic to see so many great businesses supporting this declaration. Our forests are a wonderful yet delicate natural resource, and a lot of people’s lives depend of their sustainable and responsible use. By committing to using FSC-certified wood and forest products, our partners are helping to protect our forests – and the planet – for future generations.”

Mikhail Tarasov, Global Forestry Manager at IKEA, commented: “IKEA is committed to only use wood from more sustainable sources (currently FSC certified and recycled) by 2020 and promote sustainable forest management beyond our own needs to make it an industry norm. This is what we call “forest positive”. So it was natural for us to support the Vancouver Declaration. We’re proud to be part of this global initiative.”

The Vancouver Declaration is part of FSC’s wider ambition to help businesses meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and was launched at the FSC’s 2017 General Assembly. To learn more about the issue, visit https://ic.fsc.org/en/for-business/business-benefits/vancouver-declaration for further information.

 

Winter 2017 News:
• IFIT extended
• EACOM Timber acquires Anthony-EACOM
• Canadian mining sector’s clean resources proposal shortlisted
• Ottawa launches new mass timber construction program
• Unifor plans for a strong forestry future if all stakeholders act now
NRC releases State of Canada’s Forests report
New sustainability promise takes responsible forest sourcing to a new level

• New Gold achieves commercial production at Rainy River
• First Cobalt reports high-grade cobalt at Silver Banner mine
Forest sector welcomes NRC’s Clean Growth Program

 

 
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