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Wednesday, 13 December 2017
MCDI launches first community-owned sawmill in Africa

MpingoForest Stewardship Council certified Mpingo Conservation & Development Initiative (MCDI) plans to expand sawn timber production to two more villages in Tanzania 2018. read more …


Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Woolworths South Africa and Woodlands Dairy sign the Forest Stewardship Council Vancouver Declaration

Woodlands DairyThe Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is proud to announce that Woolworths South Africa and Woodlands Dairy have become the first African companies to sign “The Vancouver Declaration” which was launched on 10 October 2017 at the FSC General Assembly. read more …


Saturday, 07 October 2017
Why sustainable forestry is good business?

“Sustainable forestry is good business. It shows, for instance, as better planning of operations, financial management, cooperation with local people – and at the end of the day, as better products, too,” says Chris Burchmore, Director of FSC Africa. read more …


Monday, 05 September 2016
Forests for All Forever: Driving Consumer Demand for Sustainability Through Meaningful Marketing.

SAA TetraPakAt Sustainable brands 2016 in Cape Town in May, Tetra Pak, South African Airways (SAA) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) came together to share their views on the importance of building market demand from environmentally conscious consumers to move sustainable commodities further into the mainstream. read more …


Friday, 26 August 2016
ASI Lifts the suspension of Exova BM Trada.

Handshake (© FSC IC)© FSC ICEffective 16 August 2016, Accreditation Services International (ASI) has lifted the suspension of FSC-accredited certification body Exova BM Trada. The company is qualified for FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) certification worldwide and to date has issued over 2400 valid FSC CoC certificates. read more …


Monday, 27 June 2016
Leroy Merlin and FSC Drive Sustainability Ethos through Furniture

Leroy Merlin (© FSC Italia)© FSC ItaliaA cornerstone of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) ethos of protecting forests for future generations is raising consumer awareness and encouraging ethical choices. read more …



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