BillerudKorsnäs’ holding in Bergvik Skog AB increases in value due to increase in the IFRS fair value of biological assets in Bergvik Skog AB. BillerudKorsnäs’ share of the increase, net of tax, is approximately SEK 420 million, subject to year-end…
Stora Enso’s equity accounted investment Bergvik Skog AB in Sweden increases the IFRS fair value of its biological assets. Stora Enso’s share of the increase, net of tax, is approximately SEK 4.1 billion (EUR 435 million) subject to normal year…
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 09:34

Södra to close hardwood sawmill in Traryd

Södra is implementing structural changes in its sawmill and planing operations to strengthen the company's long-term competitiveness. Negotiations with trade unions will be initiated with the intention of closing the hardwood sawmill in Traryd. Just over 20 employees are affected.In…
Q3 2015 business performance in line with the company's outlook UPM increases the fair value of its biological assets (growing trees) in Finland, due to adjusted long-term wood price estimates and change in the discount rate. The impact of these…
More than one in three people were unable to correctly identify that charcoal is made from wood, a WWF survey has found, and many don’t link it to deforestation. One in four thinks charcoal is mined from the ground (coal)…
Sky Rainforest Rescue - the six-year partnership between Sky and WWF – has raised over £9 million to help keep one billion trees standing in the Amazon. Although this rainforest fundraising work concluded last week, Sky and WWF will continue…
Canfor Corporation (TSX:CFP) announces that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Anthony Forest Products Company located in El Dorado, Arkansas (“AFP") for a purchase price of $93.5 million US which includes approximately $15 million US of working capital.…
UK consumers (76 per cent) want better laws that ensure the legality of wood products on the market in the UK and across Europe, a new survey finds. Major timber-related businesses from the UK  and other EU countries, from producers…
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 11:12

Bicycle helmet from the forest

Cellutech has developed a bicycle helmet entirely based on materials from the forest. It is showcased today and is the first product realized from the inspirational project Ekoportal2035, created by Skogsindustrierna. The helmet is a prototype designed and constructed by…
Monday, 21 September 2015 08:31

FSC forests keep growing in Ukraine

During the last year, the area of FSC-certified forest in Ukraine increased by a remarkable 120%. These now comprise 30% of country's total forest – an area of 3,147 million hectares. At the same time, the number of FSC-certified supply…
Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. has announced it has completed the sale of approximately 98,000 acres of timberlands in west-central Florida to Hancock Timber Resource Group for approximately $120 million. “We are pleased to conclude this transaction with Hancock Timber…
Over the past 20 years, Södra has taken a systematic approach to its nature conservation work. These efforts have resulted in voluntarily protected areas with high conservation values and a production forest with growing conservation values. At the same time,…
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