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. The transition date is now 14 February 2022.
Supremex Inc. received its second industry leading British Retail Consortium (BRC) Certification after a rigorous audit, in recognition of the compliance of its corrugate box manufacturing facility in Lachine, Quebec, Canada, accomplishing the highest AA grade status.
The American Forest Foundation (AFF) has received a total of $1.5 million in funding over three years from the Dutch Biomass Certification Foundation (DBC) to proceed with a comprehensive sustainability assurance program.
Koskisen’s plywood and chipboard have received an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), a certified document that communicates information about a product’s environmental life cycle impacts.
Recently, European paper packaging production facilities (Arka Merchants Ltd. Holding Company) of Segezha Group (part of Sistema JSFC) received a certificate of compliance with the requirements of FSC (FSC-C018056) international certification.
The revised and improved license agreement for the FSC certification scheme will initially be implemented with a pilot phase, starting early in the 2Q 2020 in Brazil, China, Germany, Russia and the United States before being extended to other countries later in the year.
Certification was received by the branch of Ilim Group in Koryazhma called Koryazhma Forest.
Ipe Woods USA recently joined as a member of the International Wood Products Association (IWPA). The organization compiles all segments of the global supply chain directly from the service providers and producers.
Kährs announces that the process of certifying its wood pellets biofuel offering under Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) has just been completed.
Nepal now has a national standard. The National Forest Stewardship Standard for Nepal will become effective on 30 March 2020.
The Forest Practices Board reported that an audit of Tolko Industries Ltd.’s forest practices on forest licences A18696, A18697 and A74911 in the Cascades Natural Resource District has found general compliance with British Columbia’s forestry legislation.
The FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard for Ukraine will become effective on 30 March 2020. FSC-certified forest area in the country currently represents around 40% of the total forest land, mostly state owned.
Metsä Group acquires nature sites that are used to compensate for the conservation areas required of forest owners by the FSC® forest certification. The new service offered to owner-members ensures that the conservation required of forest estates belonging to the FSC forest certification group is aimed at the most valu...
James Donaldson and Sons Ltd has confirmed their achievement of ISO 50001 certification at all 28 of their sites throughout the UK.
Sappi North America, Inc. announced that its Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine is certified to the ISO 22000:2018 Food Safety Management System (FSMS) standard. Sappi is considered a Tier 3 supplier in the food supply chain and this new certification applies to all products produced at the mill.
London-based Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) has announced that its certification system now offers the complete solution for compliance with the biomass sustainability requirements of the Netherlands’ SDE+ subsidy programme.
OneFortyOne confirms that independent forestry auditors have once again found the company and its forests to be fully compliant with the globally endorsed Australian Standard® for Sustainable Forest Management.
VicForests announced its successful nine-month Responsible Wood Standard audit. The audit was conducted across the business and recommended VicForests maintain its certification, highlighting VicForests’ revised adaptive management framework, which focuses on a higher tree retention within coupes. The new harvesting sy...
Ilim Group has been successfully audited by PEFC and received a PEFC chain of custody certificate.
PEFC Luxembourg achieved the re-endorsement of its revised national forest certification system. PEFC Luxembourg joined the PEFC alliance back in 2002 and first achieved endorsement of its system in 2005.