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FSC reassociates with Danzer Group
Thursday, August 14, 2014 The Forest Stewardship Council has today lifted its disassociation with Danzer Group after being satisfied the company is meeting FSC criteria.
Danzer highlights social value of certified tropical sector
Saturday, July 12, 2014 Danzer UK managing director Ken Walsh focused on the social as well as the environmental value of certified tropical timber production in a presentation to the latest Illegal Logging Update (ILU) conference at Chatham House in London.
NEPCon welcomes Greenpeace probe
Friday, July 11, 2014 NEPCon, the international sustainability and auditing body, says it would welcome a Greenpeace review of its auditing procedures following a probe by the NGO into whether a cargo of hardwood from the Democratic Republic of Congo shipped to France was in breach of the EU Timber Regulation.
Tropical campaign battles shrinking EU sales
Thursday, July 10, 2014 The Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (STTC) targeted the Carrefour International du Bois exhibition in Nantes for its first “Business Encounters” event.
American ash creates Polynesia in Dubai
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 American ash has been used to create a Polynesian paradise at Sofitel The Palm Dubai.
FLEGT process already giving lift to legality
Saturday, February 22, 2014 Both Ghana and Indonesia aim to deliver timber licensed under the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) legality assurance system by the year-end. They also maintain that the FLEGT process has already resulted in major improvements in the legality controls and overall environmental and social performance of their timber and forestry industries.
FSC welcomes Danzer progress towards reassociation
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 FSC International has praised hardwood timber and veneer producer Danzer’s efforts so far to fulfill requirements necessary for it to become an FSC member again.
Interpol conducts further illegal logging action
Saturday, December 07, 2013 More than 856 logs have been seized and scores of people arrested during an Interpol operation to combat illegal logging across southern and eastern Africa.
Vandecasteele acquires Precious Woods Europe’s entire Brazilian timber stocks
Thursday, December 05, 2013 Belgian hardwood importer Vandecasteele Houtimport has acquired Precious Woods Europe’s entire 8,200m3 stock of FSC-certified Brazilian tropical timber after the latter closed its stockholding facility in the Netherlands as part of a group reorganisation.
African countries pledge to fight Congo Basin illegal wood trade
Friday, October 25, 2013 Six African countries have made an “unprecedented” commitment to combat the illegal timber trade in the Congo Basin by adopting the Brazzaville Declaration.
UK focus for Tanzanian fair trade hardwoods
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 A campaign to develop markets for sustainable and fairtrade Tanzanian hardwoods is expanding to include four new species.
TTF to present at Congo trade forum
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 Timber Trade Federation (TTF) head of sustainability Anand Punja will be presenting at Forum Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo, to provide an update to the African trade on the implementation of the EU Timber Regulation and the challenges that EU and UK operators are facing.
Fencing contractors launch certification scheme
Thursday, August 22, 2013 The Fencing Contractors Association has rolled out its own certification scheme to provide specifiers and customers with a pool of industry-accredited contractors.
Danzer rejects Greenpeace’s EUTR approach
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 A Greenpeace demand for action over an alleged illegally sourced load of wenge logs at a Danzer veneer factory in the Czech Republic has been described as “misleading” by the company.
Ghana hits back at NGO illegal timber risk claims
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 The Ghana Forestry Commission has hit back against claims by environmental group Global Witness that the “majority” of timber being cut and exported from the country carried a high risk of being illegal.
Small loggers at risk from EUTR
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Small-scale loggers in Central Africa could be driven out of business by the cost of complying with the EU Timber Regulation and trade policies in the US, experts have warned.
Conference highlights pressure on Central African forests
Friday, May 24, 2013 Central Africa’s forests are under pressure from rising population, proliferation of logging roads and forest earmarked for agriculture and mining, according to the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).
FSC terminates relationship with Danzer
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has terminated its relationship with decorative veneer and hardwood timber producer Danzer Group in a landmark decision billed by Greenpeace as critical for the reputation of FSC.
Sonae records €16m Q1 losses
Thursday, May 16, 2013 Sonae’s losses rose to €16m in the first quarter due to lower sales volumes caused by the closure of its Knowsley plant in the UK and Solsona in Spain, as well as a difficult economic environment impacting the furniture industry.
Cameroon timber export marking programme under way
Monday, May 13, 2013 New marks that attest to timber legality are being made on Cameroon wood products being exported to Europe.

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