Small landowners are the unsung heroes of the U.S. forest industry. We often think of public forests as the key source of the U.S. wood supply, but in fact, that resource only amounts to about a quarter of the total acreage that is harvested for wood products in the U.S. The rest comprises stock supplied by landowners that have dedicated their acreages to maintaining U.S. forest growth and supply.
Customers no longer view sustainable building materials as a specialty option. Rather, for many builders and homeowners, they’ve become mandatory. With a growing focus on environmentally-driven solutions that reduce the carbon footprint, protect ecosystems, and support workers and communities, 84 Lumber is reinventing its inventories to compete at the highest level.
Tetra Pak reached a significant milestone in early 2016, with the total number of FSC™-labelled packages delivered passing the 200 billion mark. The first Tetra Pak package to be labelled as made from Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™)-certified paperboard – meaning that it comes from FSC-certified and controlled sources and is traceable back to its origins – was delivered in 2007.
Highlights from Domtar’s 2016 Sustainability Update
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At Domtar, we aim to increase our supply of certified fiber by remaining committed to implementing and maintaining Chain-of-Custody certification to recognized third-party standards, namely the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®), and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™). While Domtar has a preference for FSC where available, we will continue to utilize fiber from multiple certification schemes.
Celebrating its strongest group of award winners to date, the Forest Stewardship Council US presented its FSC Leadership Awards last night to a diverse group of organizations and individuals at Greenbuild 2016. Collectively their leadership shows that wood from FSC-certified, responsibly managed forests can meet society’s needs, across a wide array of sectors.
Awards Highlight Diverse Group of Leaders at Greenbuild 2016
LOS ANGELES, October 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Celebrating its strongest group of award winners to date, the Forest Stewardship Council US presented its FSC Leadership Awards last night to a diverse group of organizations and individuals at Greenbuild 2016. Collectively their leadership shows that wood from FSC-certified, responsibly managed forests can meet society’s needs, across a wide array of sectors.
Leader in North American certified paper production supports annual celebration
On September 30th, 2016, Domtar sponsored FSC Friday, the annual event designed by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) to raise awareness about responsible forest management.
For over 20 years, FSC has worked to take care of forests and the people, plants, and animal species that depend on them. The FSC label gives assurance that wood, paper, and other forest products have been responsibly sourced from well-managed forests and/or recycled materials. FSC Friday is about sharing and promoting that message, so that our forests can remain forests for generations to come.
Five of the Award Winners Certified by SCS Global Services
LOS ANGELES, October 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ — SCS Global Services (SCS) congratulates recipients of the 2016 Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Leadership Awards, which “recognize excellence in the use of FSC certified products and commitment to responsible forest management.” Five of this year’s award recipients were certified to FSC standards by SCS. FSC honored:
A curious dilemma has emerged for the environmental community seeking to encourage companies to adopt sustainable production practices through the vehicle of market-based, voluntary certifications. Until this dilemma is resolved, it could drive the very companies who are engaged in the best practices away from participation in these certification programs.