Eco-Logging Lie

Despite finding timber giant awash in stolen wood, FSC allows certification to continue

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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WASHINGTON, DC – A scathing investigation report released today by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) details systematic illegal timber sourcing by one of Europe’s largest timber processors, the Austrian firm Holzindustrie Schweighofer. FSC’s 110-page report, produced by a panel of experts over nearly one year, states that Schweighofer “developed a culture” that incentivized illegal timber sourcing by putting cheap wood above legality in their sourcing of logs in Romania. FSC’s Board of Directors refused to accept the panel’s recommendation that Schweighofer lose its FSC status, instead putting the company on a three-month probation which allows products to continue to be sold under the FSC label.

Just who should be certified?

Saturday, March 12, 2016

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AUTHOR Jared Diamond, in his groundbreaking 2005 book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive, has a small seven or eight-page section on the creation and development of the Forest Stewardship Council in the early 1990s, and its progress to 2003-2004.

Stripping Tasmania of ancient forests and endangered species habitat fails to gain FSC for Forestry Tasmania

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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The Bob Brown Foundation will continue to call for secure protection for endangered species and native forests in the wake of Forestry Tasmania’s comprehensi

Audit could see WA Forest Products Commission lose certification, environmentalists say

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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 Print Email Facebook Twitter More Felled tree stump in Nelson forest  Posted Tue at 6:45pm  Environmentalists say this tree was felled in Nelson forest and was up to 300 years old

Environmentalists say this tree was felled in Nelson forest and was up to 300 years old. Supplied: Environmental Alliance

Western Australia's Forest Products Commission should lose its "green tick" accreditation because its activities are not sustainable, environmentalists say.

The commission will undergo its annual scheduled audit next week and environmentalists are hoping this will result in it losing the certification, which shows its products come from sustainable operations.

VicForests FSC certification bid eyes end to old-growth logging in East Gippsland

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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VICTORIA’S state-owned forestry company has flagged a potential end to contentious old-growth logging in East Gippsland and improvements to forest management to help it secure top-flight certification.