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Argos – Responsible Paper Procurement

Argos – Responsible Paper Procurement

Part of the Home Retail Group, the Argos stores and their catalogue are arguably among the most recognisable brands in the UK retail sector. Argos numbers some 750 stores across the UK and Northern Ireland and in any one year some 17 million – or two-thirds – of UK households have an Argos...

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Public Timber Procurement in the United Kingdom

Public Timber Procurement in the United Kingdom

There is some indication that procurement policies lead to increased demand and awareness of certified products, as the case of the UK public timber procurement policy shows. SituationThe United Kingdom is the 4th largest timber importer in the world. Across government departments, the...

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PEFC-certified timber at the heart of restoration project

PEFC-certified timber at the heart of restoration project

Hospital de la Concepción, University of Burgos, Spain Undertaken by UTE Building between October 2007 and February 2009, this was one of the most important timber restoration projects undertaken in the Castilla y León region of Spain. The work on this sensitive piece of...

World's first construction with PEFC Project Certification

World's first construction with PEFC Project Certification

El Faro (The Lighthouse), Zaragoza, Spain The Lighthouse building at the Zaragoza 08 Expo became the first construction project anywhere in the world to be PEFC Project Certified. The developers, UTE Pavilion Initiatives, were awarded chain of custody for this remarkable project as all the...

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