UPM receives a top score in the recently released WWF UK Timber Scorecard. The scorecard assesses more than 100 retailers, manufacturers and traders in the UK for their commitment and performance in responsible forest trade during the years 2013 - 2014. UPM was one of a small number of companies which received the highest score of 3.Read more
GENEVA, Switzerland, June 9, 2015 (Press Release) -Two major pulp and paper companies in Indonesia - Asia Pacific Resources International, or APRIL, and Asia Pulp & Paper, or APP - have become the first in the country to achieve IFCC sustainable forest management certification. IFCC, the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation, is the national PEFC-endorsed forest certification system in Indonesia.Read more
TIMMINS, ON, June 12, 2015 (Timmins Daily Press) -Greenpeace is fighting back after members of North Eastern Ontario Municipal Association (NEOMA) likened the environmentalist group to "eco-terrorism."
During a press conference this week, the mayors of NEOMA member communities, including Timmins' Steve Black, announced that they were banding together to fight environmental groups such as Greenpeace, which they believe are making it impossible to start new forestry products in the region.Read more
JAKARTA, May 27, 2015 (Press Release) -Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) today warmly welcomes the decision by Greenpeace to re-engage with the company on the full scope of its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) and landscape conservation commitments. Greenpeace laid out its reasons for resuming full collaboration in an open letter to APP's Chairman, Mr Teguh Wijaya.
This follows a period whereby the engagement was solely focused on addressing the incident in APP's pulpwood supplier in Jambi on February 28th 2015.Read more
JAKARTA, Indonesia, June 3, 2015 (Press Release) -WWF has welcomed an immediate moratorium on natural forest clearing, and new peatland development in an upgraded Sustainable Forestry Management Plan (SFMP 2.0) announced today by pulp and paper company Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd (APRIL).Read more
ASHEVILLE, NC, March 19, 2015 (Press Release) -The paper industry has an important role to play in the conservation and stewardship of the world's forests. Dogwood Alliance, a conservation organization working to protect the forests of the Southern US from destructive logging practices,released a report todayassessing the forest management practices of top five paper producers in the US South which together account for over 50% of the US paper manufacturing capacity.Read more
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.