More than a year after the entry into force of the EU's law governing timber trade, a survey by WWF reveals that many EU countries are still failing to halt the entry of illegal wood products into the EU markets.
WWF's EU Government barometer, conducted in the first half of 2014, shows that only 11 EU countries have so far adopted national legislation and procedures considered robust enough to control the legality of timber and timber products.
BRUSSELS, June 1, 2014 (PPI Magazine) - It's safe to say that the pulp and paper industry's view of NGOs has dramatically changed over the past 20 years. No longer dismissed as a bunch of trouble-making, long-haired college kids who don't want to work and no longer viewed as "eco-terrorists" who want to completely shut down an industry, over the years, the industry, perhaps reluctantly, has come to view the NGOs as having the best interests of the planet in mind. Nor do the NGOs view the forest products companies or their executives as rapacious destroyers of the universe.Read more
GLAND, Switzerland, Oct. 30, 2013 (Press Release) - WWF recognizes the leadership in transparency of 25 of the world's most important pulp and paper manufacturers, as demonstrated by their participation in the WWF Environmental Paper Company Index 2013. Companies voluntarily disclosed the ecological footprint of 40 product categories, more than doubling those evaluated in the 2011 index.Read more