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Editor’s pickPEFC stakeholders join forces in implementing group certification in Thailand

20-05-2020
PEFC, Thailand Forestry Certification Council, TFCC, group certification project, smallholders, rubber, Thailand

PEFC and the Thailand Forestry Certification Council (TFCC), its national member for Thailand, have launched a group certification project to support smallholders producing rubber in Thailand. PEFC and the Thailand Forestry Certification Council (TFCC) have launched a group certification project to support smallholders producing rubber in …

PT Hutan Ketapang Industri (HKI) achieved certification to FSC forest management standards

13-04-2020
sustainable forestry, investor, New Forests, PT Hutan Ketapang Industri, HKI, certification, Forest Stewardship Council, FSC, forest management standards

International sustainable forestry investor New Forests announced that PT Hutan Ketapang Industri (HKI) achieved certification against the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) forest management standards. HKI is the first large-scale rubber plantation to operate with FSC certification for latex. FSC certification is a requirement of New …

Indonesia risks timber trade with EU after scrapping license rules

31-03-2020
Certification, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Environment, Forests, Global Trade, Illegal Logging, Illegal Timber Trade, Illegal Trade, Logging, Sustainability, Sustainable Forest Management, Timber, Timber Laws, Tropical Forests

By Hans Nicholas Jong, Mongabay News The European Union says a move by Indonesia to no longer require that wood exports be verified as coming from legal sources threatens the timber trade between the two sides. The EU has since 2016 put its trust in Indonesia’s timber certification scheme, the SVLK, to ensure that the wood it imports …

First homeware manufacturer in Malaysia obtains CoC certification of MTCS

26-03-2020
One-Tech, PEFC-certified homeware, green manufacturing, sustainable design, chain of custody certification, Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme, MTCS,

Sustainable manufacturing and responsible sourcing are at the centre of Malaysian firm One-Tech, that recently became the first manufacturer in Malaysia producing PEFC-certified homeware under its DAPO brand. Founded in 1993, One-Tech has been strongly advocating ‘green manufacturing’ and sustainable design since 2013, in a desire to …

PEFC extends transition period for 2020 standards

26-03-2020
PEFC, extension, transition, PEFC Trademarks, Certification Body Requirements, Chain of Custody standards, COVID-19

To support certified entities and certification bodies during the COVID-19 challenge, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) has extended the transition period for its three revised international standards by six months. This extension applies to the 2020 versions of the Chain of Custody (ST 2002), PEFC Trademarks (ST 2001) …

Vietnams's FSC national certification standard announced

14-02-2020
Vietnam, FSC, national standard, national certification, forest management, sustainable, responsible wood processing, trade

The FSC national standard for Vietnam was announced in Hanoi on 7th January 2020. This national standard is being promoted as a tool for Vietnam to manage its forests sustainably and at the same time promote responsible wood processing and trade. According to Vu Thi Que Anh, Country Director, FSC Vietnam, the national standard will be effective …

MTCC aims to expand scope of certification with 5-year strategy plan

03-02-2020
Malaysia, certification, Malaysian Timber Certification Council, PEFC, FMU, FMPU, Chain of Custody, forest management, strategy

The Malaysian Timber Certification Council has the ambition to expand certification and has developed a 5 year strategy to increase the number of certified FMU to 40 and the number of timber companies certified under CoC to 600, reported ITTO. There are currently 4.37 million hectares of PEFC Certified Forests (as of 31 Dec. 2019) in 16 FMUs and …

New measures in Japan to increase certification of sustainably sourced materials

19-12-2019
Japan, certification, sustainably sourced materials, wood, forest management, FSC, PEFC, tax, law

Contemporary Japanese design made of wood has always been popular, yet the promotion of certified sustainably sourced materials seems absent, according to a report in the Japan Times FSC launched a Japan standard certification This year, however, the government introduced a new forest management law and forest tax, which it says is designed to …

Stora Enso to move its head office to new wooden building in Helsinki

14-11-2019
Sotra Enso, new wood building, Helsinki, LEED Platinum environmental certification, sustainability

Stora Enso is partnering with the Finnish pension insurance company Varma in the construction of a new head office in the centre of Helsinki, Finland. Stora Enso will lease part of the building, which will showcase world-class modern wooden architecture. The building is expected to be completed in 2023, as the company says in its press …

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