Southern Africa Updates

Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Introducing South Africa’s Women in Forestry initiative

Khosi Mavimbela – Khosi Mavimbela, Executive Director of Women in Forestry Chairwoman and Forestry SectorCharter Council (FSCC)   (© Khosi Mavimbela)© Khosi MavimbelaInterview with Women in Forestry Chairwoman and South Forestry Sector Charter Council (FSCC) Executive Director Khosi Mavimbela read more …

Tuesday, 17 November 2020
Award for FSC™ Charcoal Project in Namibia goes to ALDI SÜD and ALDI Nord, the German born retailer chain.

Aldi Charcoal Namibia (© Stefan Lechner)© Stefan LechnerALDI SÜD and ALDI Nord won this year’s Sustainability Heroes Award in the category “Social Commitment” for their charcoal project in Namibia which was realized in cooperation with FSC International. The prize was awarded to a project in which the two leading discount store chains have been supporting sustainable charcoal production in Namibia since 2019. As part of the project, the charcoal was certified according to the Forest Stewardship Council™’s (FSC) ecologically and socially responsible standards. read more …

Friday, 23 October 2020
FSC™ Friday well supported

FSC Friday 2020 logo 2We love forests! read more …

Friday, 23 October 2020
The story of sustainable charcoal in Namibia

Namibia Charcoal 2 – charcoal in an hand (© FSC/Stefan Lechner)© FSC/Stefan LechnerAs Namibia sees climate change increasingly affecting the country, FSC certification has become a sustainable, environmentally and economically beneficial solution, providing better working conditions and future prospects for thousands of small farmers. read more …

Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Woolworths launches innovative "circular economy" inspired paper shopping bags

©Woolworths new bags (© Woolworths)© WoolworthsAs part of its ZERO packaging waste to landfill commitment, Woolworths set ambitious targets of phasing out single-use plastic bags as well as for all its packaging to be reusable or recyclable by 2022. read more …

Saturday, 03 October 2020
Increasing the FSC™ Brand Awareness across Southern Africa

Retail shopping – unbranded retail shelves  (© @nataliarosa)© @nataliarosaTwo major retailers in South Africa sign Trademark Licence Agreement with FSC read more …

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