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New study highlights strengths and challenges of Indonesia’s Sustainable Forest Management Standard

08-06-2020
Indonesian sustainable forest management, PHPL, SVLK, Independent Forest Monitoring Network, JPIK

A recent study explores the environmental credentials and performance of the Indonesian sustainable forest management standard known as the PHPL (Pengelolaan Hutan Produksi Lestari). Conducted by the Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) with the support of the EU FLEGT Facility, the analysis assesses the extent to which the PHPL could …

Indonesian ministers: SVLK important for boosting wood products exports

05-06-2020
Indonesia, ministers, Timber Legality Verification System, SVLK, sustainable forest management

Following Indonesian government’s decision to backtrack on an earlier decision to end timber legality checks for the export of wood products, several ministers and government officials commented on this issue. As reported by ITTO, the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, stressed the importance …

First Vietnam Sustainable Forest Management Certificates granted to rubber forests

04-06-2020
Vietnam Sustainable Forest Management Certificates, Vietnam Rubber Group, VRG

The first Vietnam Sustainable Forest Management Certificates has been granted to more than 11,400 ha of rubber forests under the management of the Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG), reported Nhan Dan Online. The Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST) granted the certificates to VRG companies, including the Binh Long, Phu Rieng and Dau Tieng …

Bosch secures global 3RT contract to turn wood waste into sustainable hardwood

27-05-2020
Bosch, 3RT, Designer Hardwood, plantation waste, sustainable hardwood, Australia

Bosch Manufacturing Solutions will supply digital production units to 3RT for the global manufacture of sustainable hardwood. Based in Melbourne and Adelaide, 3RT has developed a world-first technology in collaboration with Flinders University, that converts wood waste into timber that looks and performs like 100-year-old tropical hardwood, called …

Editor’s pickMicrolibrary Warak Kayu, Indonesia’s first library made entirely of FSC-certified wood

29-04-2020
Indonesian,Semarang, Microlibrary Warak Kayu,sustainable architecture,FSC-certified wood

Located in the Indonesian city of Semarang, Microlibrary Warak Kayu is an inspiring new public space that raises the bar for community design and sustainable architecture. It is also the first library in Indonesia made entirely of FSC-certified wood. Designed by international architecture firm SHAU, the microlibrary is built using only …

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 …

TRADA’s Life cycle assessment WIS has been revised

27-03-2020
TRADA, Life cycle assessment WIS, revision, amendments, abolishment, Code for Sustainable Homes, revisions, BS EN ISO 14044, ISO 21930

TRADA’s Life cycle assessment WIS has been revised with substantial amendments following the abolishment of the Code for Sustainable Homes and revisions to BS EN ISO 14044 and ISO 21930. The section on BREEAM has been amended to include the 2018 New Construction scheme, while there is also an update on similar schemes and the …

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 …

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