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Finnforest Provides PEFC Certified Plywood for the Transport Sector

Finnforest Provides PEFC Certified Plywood for the Transport Sector

Based in Finland, Finnish forestry company Finnforest is part of the Metsäliitto Group. Founded in 1934, Metsäliitto is a cooperative owned by no less than 130,000 private Finnish forest owners. With sales in the region of Euros 5 billion per year, a staff of about 14,000 and production units and...

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Weyerhaeuser Sawmills Offer PEFC Certified Plantation-Grown Wood

Weyerhaeuser Sawmills Offer PEFC Certified Plantation-Grown Wood

Popular for their beauty and resilience, tropical hardwoods are in high demand. Yet their use raises very real issues about sustainability, not least because of the length of time the trees take to mature, concerns about unsustainable practices and illegal logging. Now, international forestry...

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Danish Furniture Manufacturer Tvilum Promotes PEFC Certification

Danish Furniture Manufacturer Tvilum Promotes PEFC Certification

Danish furniture maker, Tvilum, is one of the world's foremost producers of do-it-yourself assembly, flat-pack furniture. Based in Faarvang, the company specializes in the production of 'storage-type' furniture – shelving, cupboards, and kitchen cabinets, among others. The furniture is made...

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UPM: Linking the Bio and Forestry Industries through Sustainability

UPM: Linking the Bio and Forestry Industries through Sustainability

Finnish company UPM is a European leader in fibre and biomass-based industries with businesses in the areas of Energy and Pulp, Paper, and Engineered Materials. The company is fully committed to environmental sustainability: in addition to ensuring that its products are made from renewable raw...

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PEFC and the Monkeys!

PEFC and the Monkeys!

What could possibly link PEFC to monkeys? Well, for a start, both are partial to forests. But now, Netherlands company PressArt has engineered a new link: monkey-resistant, PEFC-certified signage. We caught up with PressArt's Peter-Pim Stolker to find out what more about this monkey business.

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The Sweet Taste of Italian Beer

The Sweet Taste of Italian Beer

Although better known for its wines, Italy is also home to many small artisanal breweries producing high quality beers. One of these, the Foglie d'Erba brewery in Forni, Friuli Dolomites, has chosen to use only PEFC-certified raw materials and fair trade spices in its beers as part of efforts to...

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Selling Certified Italian Products Promotes Social Inclusion

Selling Certified Italian Products Promotes Social Inclusion

Created in 1985, Bologna-based Altercoop is a cooperative that employs former convicts and young people with mental health or social exclusion problems. Thanks to PEFC-certified products, sales in 2010 grew by 17% despite the financial downturn. Today it employs 127 people (77 employees and...

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PEFC and Scottish Woodlands Score UK First

PEFC and Scottish Woodlands Score UK First

For the first time in the UK, PEFC certified chipwood from a privately-owned Group scheme from Scottish Woodlands will be delivered to a leading manufacturer of timber products. In keeping with its ambitious sustainable procurement policies and quest for certified raw material, chipwood will be...

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Forests area: 300 million ha
Forest owners: > 750,000
Companies (CoC): > 18,800

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