Forest Stewardship Council

The Role of Sustainability Certifications in Mitigating Deforestation

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At COP26, more than 100 world leaders pledged up to $19bn USD to help tackle deforestation and forest degradation, which account for 8-10% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Many ears perked up at the prospect of deforestation hot spots, such as tropical forests in Indonesia and the Amazon, receiving much needed aid packages. The commitments are huge, the intentions noble, and the support for regions devastated by deforestation long overdue. But one has to wonder: Can GHG emissions from forest cover loss really be halted?

Distinguished University Forests and Unique Innovator of FSC-Certified Cutlery, Among FSC® Leadership Award Winners

SCS honors leaders in responsible forestry
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., October 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Third-party sustainability certification body SCS Global Services (SCS) is proud to announce award winners of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) 2021 Leadership Awards, which recognizes excellence in responsible forestry and the use of FSC certified products. Among 21 winners are three SCS certified organizations – Yale Forests, Swanton Pacific Ranch, and Ecotensil.

Purpose-Driven Toy Brand Melissa & Doug Formalizes Its Sustainability Strategy With Forestry at the Forefront

Project Restore formalizes the company’s longstanding commitment to “making timeless, sustainable toys for a thriving and inclusive world.”
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WILTON, Conn., August 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Melissa & Doug, the toy company known for its more than 30-year commitment to open-ended play through its mostly wooden toys, announced today a major new sustainability initiative focused on both environmental and social measures.

Meet the “Mother of Forests” Advocating for Responsible Forestry Practices

P&G Partners with Katie Couric Media for part 4 in their “Leading with Love” Series
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Stacey Locke still remembers the first time her grandmother brought her to their family’s forest – the Pine Prairie. She was five years old, and it was filled with young pine saplings just as tall as her. Her grandmother explained how she planted them for Stacey the year she was born and asked her to always take care of these very special trees. And Stacey promised she would. Fifty years later, she’s doing just that, alongside her father and three sisters – and inspiring others to do their part as well.

Mey Is the First Manufacturer of FSC®-Certified Clothing in Germany

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ALBSTADT, Germany, January 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Mey is the first company in Germany to put FSC®-certified clothing onto the market and is therefore also one of the first certificate holders for FSC®-certified clothing worldwide. This distinction enables consumers to consciously select products from companies that act responsibly when it comes to forest resources.

Strides in Sustainable Forestry

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Helping protect endangered forests while also ensuring timber for future generations is part of The Home Depot’s commitment to the environment. Since establishing a Wood Purchasing Policy in 1999, the company became the first national retailer to carry Forest Stewardship Council-certified (FSC) wood.

Watch the video to see  why creating sustainable forestry initiatives is so important.

Restoration Fuels, LLC Receives FSC® Chain of Custody Certification

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GREENVILLE, S.C. , Restoration Fuels, LLC, has earned Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification by SCS Global Services for the first commercial-scale torrefaction facility in North America, located in John Day, Oregon. Restoration Fuel’s FSC trademark license code is FSC-C162426. Restoration Fuels is a subsidiary of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment). It is the largest investment in the history of the Endowment.

Forest Stewardship Leaders Honored by FSC During Greenbuild Week

Georgia-Pacific and Usal Redwood Forest Company are Among FSC Leadership Award Recipients
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EMERYVILLE, Calif. ,  /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS) congratulates this year’s fifteen FSC® Leadership Award winners, including two companies whose ongoing achievements are certified by SCS: Georgia-Pacific and Redwood Forest Foundation Incorporated/Usal Redwood Forest Company (RFFI/URFC). The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) announced the winners on Thursday, Nov. 12th, during the week of the Greenbuild virtual conference.

Grupo Gondi Helps Protect Forests While Protecting Its Network From COVID-19

SCS Global Services Certifies Grupo Gondi’s Face Shields made with FSC® Certified Paper
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., September 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Grupo Gondi, a leading paper packaging company in Mexico, has manufactured and distributed more than 7,000 face shields made with Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified paper fiber to its staff and network of business affiliates to increase protection from COVID-19.

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