forestry chain News

  • Report details growth in sustainable forestry initiative

    A progress report issued today by the independent non-profit Sustainable Forestry Initiative(R) (SFI) shows tremendous growth in the forest certification program, reflecting a rapidly expanding desire by companies, markets and consumers for responsible forest management and products. The SFI program is one of the largest and most widely accepted forest certification programs in the world, and is ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Trimble introduces Blue Ox integrated transportation management system for forestry

    Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced the Blue Ox™ system, an integrated transportation management solution for forestry applications. Blue Ox integrates several mobile technologies with real-time data across the forestry supply chain. The system analyzes and processes the data to help timber companies, loggers and trucking firms increase the percentage of loaded miles, take advantage of more ...


    By Trimble

  • Transformations required in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and water management to halt biodiversity loss

    Although international efforts to halt biodiversity loss are producing results in some areas, they have not yet been able to improve the current state of biodiversity worldwide. Agriculture, forestry, fishing and water management are the main causes of biodiversity loss, but they also could play a key role in the solution. In an underlying study for the fourth Global Biodiversity Outlook, which ...

  • SFI® Reaches out to 10,000 Stakeholders to Revise its Forestry Standard

     Today, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) launched the process of revising its current standard to develop the SFI 2015-2019 Standard, reaching out to more than 10,000 stakeholders for input. Currently 240 million acres (100 million hectares) are third-party certified to ...


    By Vintage Tech Recyclers Inc.

  • WWF and kimberly-clark corporation announce new global commitment to responsible forestry

    Today, Kimberly-Clark and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced the expansion of Kimberly-Clark's membership in the Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), a WWF initiative to eliminate illegal logging and conserve the world's most valuable and threatened forests. Kimberly-Clark will now include its worldwide operations in the initiative, building on its existing GFTN membership in select ...

  • The Nature Conservancy and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Explore Responsible Sourcing for Bioenergy Feedstocks

    The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) launched a pilot project today to help bioenergy companies in the United States support responsible forest management through their procurement of woody biomass. The joint effort reflects the recognition by both organizations that the bioenergy industry provides new market opportunities ...


    By The Nature Conservancy

  • New Chain-of-Custody white paper from SGS

    SGS published a white paper on Forestry Chain-of-Custody last June 2013 The white paper titled “Understanding the Forest Product Chain-of-Custody Certification Standard” talks about the challenges, impacts and opportunities for the Forest Product Chain-of-Custody (CoC). The ...


    By SGS

  • Fostering closer collaboration across the rice value chain

    With increasing challenges in agriculture, and 2015 in particular being a difficult year for farmers in ASEAN, rice farmers need access to technologies to help them increase yields and efficiency. From October 14 to 16, over 100 policymakers and rice experts from across ASEAN countries gathered at the ASEAN Rice Future Forum in Vietnam to discuss how public-private and value chain partnerships ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Food Chain Partnership: A successful decade of ‘Working Together for Sustainable Agriculture’

    Year-around availability of high-quality fruits and vegetables at affordable prices is one crucial demand consumers have today: From February 4 to 6, Bayer Crop Science’s Food Chain Management team welcomed experts and partners from different stages of the food value chain. The key focus was the exchange on views about consumer demands, perfect quality and how to keep consistency of food ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • PE’s new Food & Feed Database helps reduce supply chain impacts

    PE INTERNATIONAL’s new Food & Feed Database will help the industry to improve their sustainability performance to reduce global Greenhouse Gas emissions and other impacts that stem from the production of food. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), agriculture, forestry and land use is an important driver of climate change, accounting ...


    By thinkstep

  • New Online Tool Supports Fight Against Illegal Logging

    The World Resources Institute (WRI) today announced the launch of the Forest Legality Risk Information Tool, an open-access global information website designed to assist purchasers of forest products in securing fiber from legal sources. The risk tool, a project of the Forest Legality Alliance, was partly funded by the Sustainable Forestry ...

  • IKEA featured in new `on paper` sustainability series podcast

    NewPage Corporation announced today the upload of a new "On Paper" sustainability series podcast featuring Anders Hildeman of IKEA. As global forestry manager for IKEA, Hildeman discusses the importance of responsible forestry management and the role IKEA plays through numerous associations to preserve forestlands worldwide. To download this podcast and access more than 30 previous episodes on ...

  • SGS Fforestry Monitoring Programme is awarded a five-year contract in DRC

    SGS Forestry Monitoring Programme (GIS) is pleased to announce that, on January 20, 2010, it signed a five year contract with the Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Tourism (MECNT) of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to initiate implementation of an integrated forest control system to monitor and verify forest logging, timber chain-of-custody and forest product exports. DRC’s ...


    By SGS

  • The Drive Towards Forest Certification in New Zealand

    “International customers are increasingly demanding wood to be sourced sustainably,” said Ben Gunneberg, Secretary General of PEFC, during a recent interview with Radio New Zealand’s Morning Rural News. “Not only are a growing number of countries demanding verification that timber has been sourced legally, but international companies are also playing ...


    By PEFC International

  • SFI launches new forest certification standard

    Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc. has released a new standard that reinforces its important role in supporting and promoting sustainable forest management as one of the world's leading third-party forest certification programs. Among other things, the new SFI 2010-2014 Standard, the result of an extensive 18-month public review, includes revisions that: Improve ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Affluence drives unsustainable consumption of land and sea

    The amount of land and ocean that a country uses in order to produce food and other commodities, or its land or ocean ‘footprint’, increases by over a third for each doubling of income, new research shows. Thus, as nations become richer, and lifestyles become more affluent, pressure on natural resources increases. Global demand for natural resources is rising at an ...

  • Going paperless may not be better for the environment, according to two sides

    Two Sides today announced a nationwide initiative to assist major U.S. companies in developing and implementing best practices related to environmental marketing claims for print and paper. According to Two Sides research on 94 leading companies, 50 percent of them are using unsubstantiated environmental claims to encourage consumers to switch to lower-cost electronic billing and services. "The ...

  • Bayer CropScience and Farm Frites jointly implement sustainable practices in European potato cultivation

    Bayer CropScience and Farm Frites recently started a Food Chain Partnership initiative designed to implement sustainable agricultural practices in potato cultivation in the Netherlands and Belgium. The goal of the partnership is to support a bottom-up approach with potato farmers addressing value-adding sustainable potato-growing practices at individual farm level. This is intended to minimize ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Maine Executive Order Puts Forest Certification on Equal Footing

    Maine Governor Paul LePage signed an executive order today directing that "any new or expanded state buildings shall incorporate 'Green Building' standards that give certification credits equally to forest products grown, manufactured, and certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard, Forest Stewardship ...


  • SFI and Audubon Team Up Bird Scientists with Forest Managers to Implement Conservation Programs

     The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) announced today that it has awarded the National Audubon Society $60,000 under the SFI Conservation and Community Partnership Grant Program. The three-year project is designed to develop and implement the latest bird conservation best practices by engaging Audubon scientists working closely with forest managers across six states ...


    By National Audubon Society

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