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Environment & Sustainability

Södra is now launching products made and transported without the use of fossil fuel throughout the value chain. Södra’s products are guaranteed independent of fossil fuel through mass balance – a method often used in environmental analyses – and verified by a third party.  “Södra wants to show the way...
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) has announced that FSC Malaysia’s Board of Directors has approved a framework for a National Consultative Group. The group brings together interested parties and stakeholders from all sectors related to forests and the forest industry in Malaysia.The objective of the National Consultative Group is to...
Singapore-based Double Helix Tracking Technologies is joining forces with 11Foundry of the United States to help timber companies all over the world better manage their global supply chain risk and regulatory compliance.Many timber industry professionals are familiar with global regulations such as the US Lacey Act and EU Timber...
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) has launched a new PEFC FOR-TRADE project in collaboration with the UN-REDD Programme’s initiative for the Lower Mekong.The PEFC FOR-TRADE initiative stands for Forestry and Trade for Development in the ASEAN region. It aims to strengthen trade through the institutionalisation of forest certification...
The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), Form International and the International Tropical Timber Technical Association have signed a new agreement for the expansion and improvement of the Timber Trade Portal (TTP) aimed at assisting the growth, transparency and diversity of legal and sustainable tropical timber trade.The TTP is an answer to the numerous questions...
Following the positive evaluation of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) chain of custody by the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA), European accreditation bodies can now provide accreditation against the 2020 PEFC Chain of Custody and Trademarks standards.This decision enables certification bodies to update their accreditation and clears...
Vietnam is aiming to become one of the world's leading centres for the production, processing and trade of forest products, reports Viet Nam News. This is one of the targets of the Viet Nam Forestry Development Strategy for 2021 to 2031 – with a vision towards 2050 – which...
WoodWorks Wood Products Council is pleased to announce its 2021 partners, which represent all facets of the wood products industry. It is through their financial support that WoodWorks, a non-profit organisation, is able to deliver on its programmes to support developers, architects, engineers and others involved in the design and...
The formal process for the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) Board Elections 2021 commenced in early January 2021, and all SGBC Corporate Members were encouraged to cast their votes to help chart SGBC's course for the future.At the close of the voting period, which ran from 22 February to...
In line with its continuous effort to reach out to timber industry players and increase awareness on forest and timber certification, the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) is making its debut at the virtual business-to-business furniture fair, MIFF Furniverse 2021.Taking place from 8 to 12 March, MIFF Furniverse offers...