A new investigation by the U.S.-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) shows that the largest timber processor in Romania, the Austrian company Holzindustrie Schweighofer (Schweighofer), continues to buy illegally cut logs. This comes more than a year after EIA first exposed…
Last month the Peruvian government committed to significantly improve measures to stop illegal logging and associated trade in its timber sector. Key elements of the announced package include: amending export documentation requirements to improve traceability of all timber flows; conducting…
Stora Enso’s equity accounted investments Tornator Oyj in Finland and Bergvik Skog AB in Sweden increase the IFRS fair value of their biological assets, i.e. growing trees. Stora Enso’s shares of the increases are approximately EUR 87 million for Tornator…
According to the ninth annual Proforest* report on the Chain of Custody (CoC) commitment made in 2007 by Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) members – Tetra Pak, Elopak and SIG Combibloc – 100% of wood fibre purchased…
Dimesilia Holdings Ltd has today announced an unsolicited public takeover offer for all shares in RusForest (the “Offer”). The Board of RusForest will evaluate the Offer and announce its opinion on the Offer no later than two weeks prior to…
Thursday, 20 October 2016 09:12

Forestry is becoming increasingly digitised

Digitisation of the forest industry is on the rise. Usage of Södra’s digital forestry application, the forest owner’s app, has risen 30 percent in 2016. This is a marked increase compared with the preceding year and provides opportunities for increased…
As the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) begins in South Africa, EIA released new analysis revealing the nature and scale of a highly destructive trade in precious woods from…
Resolute Forest Products Inc. has just announced the signing of an agreement to acquire the assets of Tembec's sawmill located in Senneterre, Quebec. By adding the operations of the Tembec sawmill to those of the company's existing Senneterre sawmill, Resolute…
Thursday, 20 October 2016 09:03

Södra to close hardwood sawmill in Djursdala

Södra is implementing structural changes in its hardwood sawmills to strengthen the long-term competitiveness of its sawmill operations. Negotiations with trade unions will be initiated with the intention of closing the hardwood sawmill in Djursdala with its 15 employees. “We…
Join us in Bali for our 2016 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue: two days dedicated to discussion, debate and exchange on how the forest sector and forest certification can better contribute to sustainable landscapes for sustainable livelihoods. The dialogue will open with…
UPM has just published on the UPM Bonvesta website for competitive bidding new forest portfolios located in Finland. Four of these portfolios are located in Kainuu, one in Pohjois-Savo and one in North Karelia. Additionally as a special portfolio the…
In a report just released by the U.S. government, Peruvian timber imported to the United States in January 2015 has been identified as largely illegally sourced, offering the latest example of illicit timber trafficking from Peru to the United States.…
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