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Tuesday, 12 April 2016
FSC Certification Opens Door to Responsible Merbau for Consumers

FSC Certification Opens Door to Responsible Merbau for Consumers (© PT Wijaya Sentosa)© PT Wijaya SentosaPT Wijaya Sentosa, a forest concession in the Indonesian region of Papua has recently become the first large scale forest operation in the world to achieve FSC Forest Management certification for merbau, a tropical timber popular for use in decking, flooring and outdoor furniture. read more …

Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Welcome Back, Mahogany!

Welcome Back, Mahogany! (© Agrocortex/Photo: Forest view)© Agrocortex/Photo: Forest viewMahogany is back on the market with FSC® certification. read more …

Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Italy Approves Green Public Procurement Law

forest with world map (© FSC GD)© FSC GDAs of February 2016, a new law requires all Italian public authorities to choose environmentally friendly goods, services, and works – for at least 50 per cent of government purchases. read more …

Monday, 14 March 2016
On a Timber Trail

On a Timber Trail - India (© Footprint Global_Prashant Subramanian)© Footprint Global_Prashant SubramanianEmpowering Farmers Through FSC Certification. “I never imagined that my land could help educate my children, give them a decent life and social status. The certificate we have received from FSC and the initiatives of ITC have helped us in extracting the best out of our land.” – Mr. Ashok, a small-scale plantation owner from Gundala village. read more …

Friday, 18 December 2015
US Federal Procurement Recommends FSC Certification

US Federal Procurement Recommends FSC Certification (© FSC US)© FSC USIn September 2015, the United States (US) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its Recommendations of Specifications, Standards and Ecolabels, which aim to help all federal agencies identify and procure sustainable products and services. read more …

Monday, 16 November 2015
Lost climbers’ dream is alive

Uzbek climbers (© FSC CIS)© FSC CISUzbek mountaineers Ilyas Tukhvatulin and Ivan Lobanov had long planned to replant and restore the forest that once blanketed the foothills of the Chimgan Mountains in their home country. But when they perished in Nepal in October 2012, it seemed that their dream would die with them. read more …

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