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Environment & Sustainability

The AI application developed by Metsä Group and CollectiveCrunch for detecting insect damage won the international Innovation of Innovations prize. Metsä Fibre’s Future Sawmill concept was recognised in the Business innovations category.The international Quality Innovation Award (QIA) 2023 competition rewards the most notable innovations of the year. The award-winning...
Swiss Krono’s modernised wood-recycling line in Sully-sur-Loire, France, supplied by DIEFFENBACHERCompanies interested in recycling solutions and sustainable energy generation can visit DIEFFENBACHER at two separate booths during this year’s IFAT trade fair from 13-17 May in Munich.The German machine and plant manufacturer will present its recycling solutions, including...
Image: Metsä GroupMetsä Group and technology supplier Andritz have agreed to work together to reduce Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions.Scope 3 emissions refer to emissions from the company's value chain and purchases, such as emissions during the sourcing of production equipment and raw materials and the transportation and...
NWH allocates 35,000 alder seedlings (Image: NWH)NWH, a hardwoods supplier to North America, Europe and Asia, has announced the allocation of 35,000 alder seedlings in its first year of its Alder Seedling Program.According to NWH, the initiative is part of their commitment to ecological balance and forest diversity...
A display set, featuring a console table, coffee table, and end table made of Canadian hemlock (Image: FII Vietnam)Partnering with FII Vietnam, Happy Furniture has introduced a new line made from western hemlock, emphasising a shift towards sustainable practices in furniture manufacturing.Happy Furniture, an established Vietnamese manufacturer of ready-to-assemble...
Image: Josh Olalde/UnsplashAn announcement made at COP28 to increase the use of timber in construction purposes as a key decarbonisation strategy has been applauded by several organisations, including the International Sustainable Forestry Coalition (ISFC) and the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association.The announcement was made at a COP Presidency event...
Galkangu construction work in progress featuring timber structure and flooringAustralian forest certification body Responsible Wood has announced the winner of the 'Australian Certified Timber' category at the Timber Development Association’s Australian Timber Design Awards (TDA).The award went to Bendigo’s new GovHub, Galkangu, which featured a mass timber structure with approximately 3,000m3...
From left: André Aranha Corrêa do Lago, the Secretary for Climate, Energy and Environment; Marina Silva, Brazil's Minister of Environment and Climate; and Fernando Haddad, Minister of Finance of BrazilAt COP28, the government of Brazil launched its proposal for a global instrument, the 'Tropical Forest Forever Facility', aimed at...
Image: Oliver Paaske/UnsplashFive years ago Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade issued Circular No. 44/2018/TT-BCT regulating the temporary suspension of import and re-export of round wood and sawnwood from natural forests from Laos and Cambodia.This circular is effective until 31 Dec 2023. After five years of implementation the...
From left: Anna Appenzeller from Krefeld Business; Thomas Schmidt from Siempelkamp; Lisa Fehrenbach from Krefeld Climate Pact office; and Coco Büsing from IHK Mittlerer Niederrhein, at the 1st network meeting of the Krefeld Climate Pact (Image: Siempelkamp)Siempelkamp has announced that it is now the latest and 25th member of...