Forest Stewardship Council

FSC® Strategic Plan, New Markets and More: SCS Shares Highlights From the 2017 FSC General Assembly

By Sarah Harris, SCS Global Services
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Our forestry team recently returned from the 2017 Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) General Assembly (GA), which took place this year from October 8-13 in Vancouver, Canada. It was an exciting gathering, attended by more than 700 FSC international members, including forestry companies, NGOs, a wide diversity of wood-based product manufacturers, and more. Moreover, it was the FSC’s first North American-held General Assembly since 1993, a treat for those of us headquartered on this side of the pond.

Chain of Custody Certification an Influential Sustainability Choice for Paper and Wood Industries

SCS Global Services Celebrates Chain of Custody Clients with 6,000th Certification
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS) has surpassed the milestone of 6,000 Chain of Custody (CoC) certificates issued under the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), certification programs that are crucial for companies in the wood and paper industries to show competitive edge in sustainability, gain broader access to markets, demonstrate the veracity of their claims, and to exercise d

Domtar’s Sustainability Report Highlights Progress in Long-Term Strategy

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Less waste, lower greenhouse gas emissions, fewer workplace injuries. Less of each of these means a more sustainable business and highlights how Domtar is working smart for the long term.

Our newly released 2017 Sustainability Report details our efforts to take a longer term view of creating and preserving value for our shareholders, customers, employees and communities.

Focused on three main areas -- Caring for People and Communities, Efficient Manufacturing, and Responsible Sourcing and Logistics – the report highlights Domtar’s priorities, challenges and progress.

10 Years of FSC™ Certification

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This year marks our 10-year anniversary of FSC™ (Forest Stewardship Council™) certification, and we are proud to take the opportunity to share some of the impressive results we have had to date.

For Sustainable Business, Collaboration is the New Competition

by Leon Kaye
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Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies often find themselves boxed in by customer demand. On one hand, more shoppers say they want to purchase more sustainable products, but many are not willing to pay a premium. And although most consumers still base their purchases largely on price and performance, the trends are clear: Environmental sustainability is expected. This applies to not only products, but also packaging.

America’s Small Landowners: One Forest at a Time

By Jan Lee
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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. 

84 Lumber’s Longstanding FSC® Certification Typifies the Company’s Commitment to Sustainability

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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.

Changing Sustainability Norms in the World's Forests

An Auditor's Eye Witness Account
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“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” 

Milestone for FSC™-Labelled Packages

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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.

Domtar is Proud of its Sustainable Forestry Progress in 2016

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.

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