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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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Woodlink UK Offers PEFC Certified Alternative to Tropical Hardwoods

Woodlink UK Offers PEFC Certified Alternative to Tropical Hardwoods

Beautiful and resilient, hardwoods are highly coveted for home furnishings, furniture and construction. However, they are also frequently associated with unsustainable forestry practices and deforestation. Now, a British-based company, Woodlink UK, offers a raft of sustainably sourced and...

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Finnish Furniture Group Isku Promotes Sustainable Forestry

Finnish Furniture Group Isku Promotes Sustainable Forestry

Isku is an international, family-owned furniture manufacturer. Founded in 1928, its head office and production facilities are in Lahti, Finland. The group has about 40 stores and outlets in Scandinavia, the Baltic States and Russia. It has a staff of some 1,000 people of which 500 are employed in...

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Spanish Construction Company, ARTEAGA, Promotes Benefits of Certification

Spanish Construction Company, ARTEAGA, Promotes Benefits of Certification

Founded in 2005, ARTEAGA is a small construction company specializing in the production and manufacture of timber structures for housing and other construction projects. Originally located in Barakaldo, an industrial town near Bilbao, the company is today headquartered in Amurrio, some 40km...

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Finnish Forest Owner Promotes Benefits of Certification

Finnish Forest Owner Promotes Benefits of Certification

Finnish forest owner, Katri Simila, is from Toijala, a small town of 12,000 inhabitants located about 150 kilometres north of Helsinki. Since 1995, Katri and her sister have owned forest holdings of some 100 hectares distributed over about 10 forest areas in the south of Finland. These forests...

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Leading German Furniture Manufacturer Decker Promotes Benefits of PEFC Certification

Leading German Furniture Manufacturer Decker Promotes Benefits of PEFC Certification

Since 1915, creativity, quality and craftsmanship have been the cornerstones of success for the wooden furniture manufacturer A. Decker GmbH, a firm advocate of the benefits of PEFC certification. The German Borgentreich-Borgholz-based company specializes in the production of solid wood...

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