The Atlantic Forest that hugs the coastal areas of Brazil is one of the country's most environmentally threatened biomes. UPM Raflatac is pleased to announce it will be contributing to the protection of this vital ecosystem by partnering on a…
Valmet and Zibo Green Energy New Energy Co., Ltd. have signed a contract regarding a delivery of a SRF (solid recovered fuel) -fired boiler plant to Zibo Green Energy's power plant in the city of Zibo located in the Shandong…
Södra has developed a bio-ash that comprises nutrients from forest raw materials and can be produced at the company’s own mills. The material will be used to return nutrients to the forest in order to close the ecosystem and ensure…
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…
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