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Thursday, 23. January 2014
Update on Possible Re-Association of Danzer

Key documents in the context of Danzer’s potential re-association with FSC are now available on the FSC website. read more …

Tuesday, 21. January 2014
New EU Directives a Step Forward for Green Public Procurement

Bonn, 15 January 2014 – Three new Public Procurement Directives approved today by the European Parliament will allow public authorities in Europe to base their purchasing decisions on environmental and social considerations. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) welcomes these directives, calling upon member states to spend taxpayers’ money more wisely by putting an end to an exclusively cost-centered approach to public procurement. read more …

Friday, 17. January 2014
Rio 2016 gives impetus to certified wood and paper in Brazil

FSC Certified area of Pinus plantation and conservation areas with Araucaria angustifolia (Bertol.) Kuntze, in South Brazil (© Florestal Gateados)© Florestal GateadosOn December 11 2013, the Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016 and FSC Brazil announced that all forest products that will be acquired by the Organizing Committee will be certified. This includes overlay structures, furniture, communication materials and stationery. This is an important step towards sustainability at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, one that will contribute to the preservation and responsible use of forests. read more …

Friday, 17. January 2014
Greek printing company rewarded for promoting FSC certified products

© PressiousArvanitidisThe commitment of Greek printing company, PressiousArvanitidis, to using and promoting FSC certified paper products was recognized last year when it won two prestigious awards. read more …

Thursday, 09. January 2014
Sustainable Development Goals Must Include Sustainable Public Procurement Practices

New York, 8 January 2014 – Sustainable public procurement must be one of the tools to address minimizing negative environmental and social impacts from society’s production and consumption. read more …

Monday, 06. January 2014
Smallholders Update for Q4

Smallholders in Lombok Island (© Alison von Ketteler)© Alison von KettelerThe Smallholders Update for the fourth quarter of 2013 is now published and you can download it here. read more …

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