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Certification

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) and timber sale licence (TSL) holders in the Columbia Field Unit portion of the Okanagan-Columbia Business Area in Canada holders complied with all legal requirements for the audited activities.

FSC-regional forest stewardship standard for smallholders in Indonesia approved. The standard becomes effective on 01 July 2022. This standard is for the use in plantations by smallholders in Indonesia (Management Units smaller than 20 ha) and applies to rough wood and Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP).

Trejon announces that Trejon Multiforest trailers are now type approved according to the EU norm 167/2013. This makes it much easier to register its trailers in all countries of EU and is also proves of security of its products.

FSC has blocked three Peruvian certificate holders and their FSC certification has been suspended because they were unable to verify the origin of wood they sold and purchased from the Amazon. This decision emerged out of investigation focused on the supply chains of FSC-certified Cumaru, Ipe, and Jatoba timber species...

Kamps, Inc. has joined the Reusable Packaging Association. As one of the nation’s largest full-cycle pallet service providers, Kamps plays a key role in managing reusable transport packaging for supply chains across the U.S.

AV Group NB Inc. has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management Certification on its freehold land situated in York County, N.B. Certification of the 41,000-hectare Acadian Forest type under FSC’s National Forest Stewardship Standard, is a first for New Brunswick, Canada.

Smurfit Kappa has had its emissions reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as consistent with levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. The targets covering greenhouse gas emissions from Smurfit Kappa’s operations (scopes 1 and 2) are consistent with reductions require...

The Pan African Forest Certification (PAFC) Congo Basin regional system has achieved PEFC endorsement. This is the world’s first PEFC endorsed regional forest certification system. The national members for Cameroon, Congo, and Gabon joined forces under the name of PAFC Congo Basin to develop this regional certification...

The Sokol CLT plant belonging to Segezha Group has successfully passed Conformité Européenne certification for its cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels. The certificate confirms that the enterprise has deployed modern practices to verify that the quality of its products meets European requirements.