Posts Tagged with "FSC"

Pulp and Paper Giant APRIL Rebuked, Put On Notice

Friday, January 24, 2014

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Pulp and Paper Giant APRIL Rebuked, Put On Notice

 The World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a group of 200 international corporations who claim commitments to sustainability, has put APRIL, Indonesia’s second largest and now most destructive pulp and paper company, on notice. APRIL has been placed on probation and the WBCSD will revoke its membership unless it can prove that it has [...]

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The Quest for Rainforest Safe Kid’s Books

Friday, June 11, 2010

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On assignment this week, I began a quest to seek out children’s books printed on recycled and/or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper available in San Francisco. I started off in the kids section of one of the area’s largest booksellers: Borders. Perhaps naively, I posited that it wouldn’t be totally unrealistic to think that [...]

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FSC ED Steps Down. Why?

Friday, November 16, 2007

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According to this announcement, Heiko Liedeker is stepping down as Executive Director of the FSC after six years at the helm. My read of the announcement raises the question of whether his decision was made voluntarily or under pressure stemming from recent controversies? Those more plugged in to the internal dynamics of the international office [...]

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Forest Stewardship Council Credibility on Thin Ice

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal included coverage of “growing pains” at the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Jim Carleton quotes me saying “It’s a question of how do we improve the system, not whether we can keep the system… Because if you look at the alternative systems run by industry, those are even weaker.” The quote’s accurate, [...]

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Domtar:1 Weyerhaeuser:0

Thursday, April 26, 2007

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Domtar announced today that it will certify all of its logging operations in Canada’s Boreal Forest to the environmental standards of the Forest Stewardship Council. This includes sensitive Woodland Caribou habitat in Ontario and Saskatchewan transferred to Domtar from Weyerhaeuser in a deal closed earlier this year. These are the same areas Weyerhaeuser refused to [...]

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