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Environment & Sustainability

The National Accreditation Committee (KAN), an International Accreditation Forum (IAF) member accreditation body based in Indonesia, has officially operated the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC) accreditation as a voluntary forestry certification scheme. According to IFCC, this is the first voluntary forestry certification scheme in Indonesia operated by KAN.Donny Purnomo,...
The International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) has announced that the G7 ministers responsible for Climate, Energy and the Environment have agreed to accelerate the transition to sustainable supply chains that decouple trade and agricultural production from deforestation and forest degradation and to promote sustainably produced wood and wood products,...
Tomra has reiterated their commitment to closing the loop on PET beverage containers, but beyond that, recognises that there is more to be done.“We have an obligation to work with all stakeholders to reduce the mountains of waste and transform them into the valuable resources they are,” stated Tove...
Sonae Arauco, a producer of wood-based panels and solutions, has announced that its Innovus MFC decorative product range has won the Green Product Award 2022 in the Interior and Lifestyle category.The Green Product Award recognises sustainable designs on a global stage. Innovus MFC is a decorative wood particleboard panel...
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has announced today that its 2022 chain-of-custody (CoC) standard has met the third-party assessment of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).Organisations certified to SFI’s 2022 CoC standard can now apply the PEFC on-product label and make PEFC claims, giving them more...
Stora Enso has launched a biodiversity programme and related targets for its land holdings in Sweden, which covers the company’s forest land in Sweden, and has five focus areas, each with specific actions and measurable targets for 2030.According to the press release by Stora Enso, the company now...
Malaysia has announced there will be no new licences issued for forest plantation projects.Meanwhile, none of Malaysia's states have been reported to have exceeded the annual felling quota set by the government or issued new licences for forest plantation projects, said the Federal Energy and Natural Resources Ministry which...
Henkel Australia has begun using electricity generated fully from renewable energy sources at its adhesive plants in Seven Hills, New South Wales, and Kilsyth, Victoria.According to Henkel's press release, the adhesive plants serve a range of industries, such as flexible packaging, engineered wood, food and beverage, steel, paper, mining,...
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) has announced that the PEFC International Board has suspended the National Forest Certification System of Belarus, following a request by PEFC Belarus.PEFC Belarus informed PEFC International that it is experiencing a delay in the periodic review of its system documentation....
According to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the board of directors of FSC Russia has decided to end its contractual relationship with FSC International due to operational and staff concerns amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict.As of 8 Apr 2022, all services, activities and member-related activities undertaken by FSC Russia...