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The new logo can be used for marketing purposes once a company has completed the audit

Green stamp of approval

The Timber Trade Federation has relaunched its environmental due diligence tool, the Responsible Purchasing Policy, complete with a new logo. TTF chief executive John White explains why

Published:  29 June, 2009

After 15 years of effort, just 11% of the world's forests are certified as sustainable

Certified tropical hardwoods remain scarce

How risky is your timber?

The difficulties of achieving forest certification in certain regions and growing pressure on importers to eradicate illegal wood are making risk assessment of suppliers an increasingly important tool in timber procurement – and it may become a legal obligation in the EU. Rupert Oliver of Forest Industries Intelligence reports

Published:  08 August, 2008

CIB in the Congo has achieved FSC certification

Turning up the heat in the tropics

Certification is developing slowly in the tropics, but it is not the only means of ensuring sustainable and legal supply. Rupert Oliver of Forest Industries Intelligence reports

Published:  22 February, 2008

CPET rates SFI-certified timber as “legal and sustainable”

Transforming the landscape

In the third of a series on the various sustainable timber certification schemes, Rupert Oliver of Forest Industries Intelligence examines the Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Published:  07 December, 2007

The FSC logo is probably the most familiar forest certification brand in the UK

FSC makes a mark

In the second of a series of articles on the various sustainable timber certification schemes, Rupert Oliver examines the Forest Stewardship Council

Published:  01 August, 2007

In terms of area, PEFC is the largest certification scheme with 193 million ha certified in 21 countries KRISTA KIMMO

Certified success

In the first of a series of articles on timber environmental certification schemes, Rupert Oliver looks at the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)

Published:  02 April, 2007

CIB collaborated with a wide range of organisations to help raise its environmental performance

Making concessions

Achieving Forest Stewardship Council certification is no small challenge for a tropical hardwood producer. Rupert Oliver explains the lengths that CIB went to in the Congo Republic

Published:  10 December, 2006

Category B forest and timber certification criteria are condemned as easy options by environmental campaigners GREENPEACE

Getting on the B list

Rupert Oliver of Forest Industries Intelligence considers the implications of CPET's rating system for timber outside certification schemes

Published:  23 October, 2006

Producers of softwood lumber, OSB and MDF in the UK, Ireland, Sweden and Finland offer UK distributors FSC- or PEFC-certified product without a price premium

Sourcing certified forest products

Independently-certified wood products are increasingly in demand in the UK, notably for government construction projects, but sourcing them isn’t always straightforward. Rupert Oliver of Forest Industries Intelligence reports

Published:  13 April, 2006
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