A WWF-UK study released raises concerns about the ability of some UK companies - including Oak Furniture Land and Fender - to prove where their wood supply comes from. Customers could unwittingly be buying products containing wood from threatened forests.…
The FSC garden has just won silver at the Chelsea Flower Show. WWF ambassador Miranda Richardson visited the stand and highlighted WWF's Save Our Forests campaign:  “I’m supporting WWF’s Save Our Forests campaign, which aims to end trade in illegal and unsustainable…
Together with FSC Finland, UPM is hosting today a visit by Kim Carstensen, Director General of the international forest certification organisation FSC.  FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) promotes environmentally friendly, socially beneficial and economically viable forest management. The FSC certificate indicates…
Thursday, 23 April 2015 07:24

Forest2Market and Indufor Partnership

Forest2Market, Indufor Partner to Offer Europe’s First Transaction-based Log and Fibre Pricing and Supply Chain Optimisation System Recent announcements of new mill investments in Scandinavia, the Baltic Rim and Northwest Russia have led to concern over increased competition, tighter fibre…
The effectiveness and impact of the EU Timber Regulation and the FLEGT Action Plan were discussed at a ThinkForest seminar at the European Parliament in Brussels on 21 April. Although Voluntary Partnership Agreements have resulted in significant improvements in forest…
Södra's Board has decided to allocate an additional SEK 50 million to the Södra Foundation for Research, Development and Education to promote R&D in forestry and forest industry operations in southern Sweden. "Long-term research in forestry requires confidence in the…
Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) has announced its strong endorsement of the Alliance forêt boréale call for a working group to address recent issues regarding some Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certificates in the Province of Quebec. Earlier…
The theme of the 2015 United Nations International Day of Forests is “Forests and Climate Change.” The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) is proud to represent the global forest products industry and its commitment to climate change…
AXA Real Estate Investment Managers (“AXA Real Estate”), the leading real estate portfolio and asset manager in Europe (1)has completed the acquisition of three forest estates in Finland, covering 3,700 hectares in total, for a consideration of 11,2 million EUR…
The eurozone's economic situation remained unstable in 2014. The decrease in demand for paper products slowed somewhat in the forest industry's main European markets. Demand for sawn timber and plywood increased. Aggregate forest industry exports remained almost level with the…
UPM and the Technological University of Uruguay (UTEC) have signed an agreement to build a new Regional Technological University (ITR) in Fray Bentos to advance technical skills and engineering expertise in rural Uruguay. The regional university will specialize in mechatronics,…
Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) and six First Nations Chiefs today held an official signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that sets out a framework for negotiating business agreements related to the company's sawmill investments in…
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