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Best for forests, best for business One of Indonesia’s leading timber companies sees both bottom line and environmental benefi ts in the country’s engagement with the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade timber legality assurance initiative. Mike Jeffree reports
What’s a FLEGT VPA worth? A new market analysis initiative will assess the potential European tropical timber market value of licensing under the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade scheme. Mike Jeffree reports.
Sustainability and sales are key Ensuring sustainable wood supplies and defending and developing their market are mutually dependent imperatives for the tropical timber trade, according to speakers at the ATIBT International Forum. Mike Jeffree reports.
Despatches from the Malaysian forest Turnstone Singapore’s Michael Buckley recently visited Malaysia and discovered a country that is keen to make the most of its timber resource but that also values its environment.
Growth in Britain It’s been a busy year for Grown in Britain and it's set to get busier. CEO Dougal Driver explains how the movement has transformed demand and is now acting to drive innovation in the supply chain and change the public perception of woodland management
Research required There are plenty of opportunities for UK timber but progress could be stymied by a lack of research. Keren Fallwell reports.
Ecobuild:Grown in Britain inspires businesses and Defra Government and blue-chip company approval for Grown in Britain was aired at an Ecobuild conference tackling the issue of nature's relationship with business.
Built and Grown in Britain There is major potential for increasing the use of home-grown timber in UK construction, but it needs work and commitment, says Simon Smith of structural engineers Smith+Wallwork
Timber Expo: Coillte and Enterprise Ireland host Irish mills Irish forestry company Coillte, in partnership with Enterprise Ireland, played host to three Irish sawn timber exporters on their stand – Glennon Brothers, Murray Timber and GP Wood.
Timber Expo: Media savvy SCA SCA Timber Supply supplied and built the Media Centre and promoted its message that it takes sustainability seriously, tracking its carbon footprint “from seed to finished, delivered product”.
Timber Expo: CoedCymru promotes Welsh timber Welsh timber charity Coed Cymru highlighted its work to promote the sustainable management of forests.
VPA vision for legality Implementing EU FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreements is taking longer than hoped, but supplier countries signed up to the initiative have already made major progress on legality assurance. Mike Jeffree reports.
Home-grown softwoods are put to the test TRADA and BRE are researching the durability of British-grown softwoods and the impact that both geography and incising can have on extending service life. David Castle reports.
Bright British future The UK’s timber processors are making inroads into market share and, if the commercial forest estate can be protected and expanded, the future looks rosy. Confor chief executive Stuart Goodall reports.
Spirit of co-operation Södra member Mikael Larsson puts the company’s sustainable forestry policy into action