• More forest land under forest management certification schemes and voluntary set-aside areas

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Productive forest land under forest management certification scheme was 14.8 million hectares in 2018, which represents an increase of 3 percent since 2016. At the same time, forest owners' voluntary set-asides amounted to 1.2 million hectares during the same year, which is also an increase of 3 percent during the same period. These results are presented in a new statistical product that the Swedish Forest Agency will from now on publish annually. / Swedish Forest Agency
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  • UPM Biofuels gains the world's first RSB certification for wood-based liquid biofuels

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    UPM Biofuels has again received a new acknowledgement of the sustainability of its value chain by receiving an RSB (The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials) certificate for both UPM BioVerno renewable diesel and naphtha, as well as production sidestreams turpentine and pitch. RSB verifies the sustainability and reliability of feedstock sourcing and production. / UPM
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  • Södra certifies cladding

    Etiketter: Wood
    Södra’s sawmill at Långasjö has been certified by Swedish Wood for the production of certified pre-painted cladding (Swedish: Certifierad Målad Panel, CMP). CMP is a guarantee for quality-assured and factory-painted external cladding panels. / Södra
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  • Certifying Vietnam’s plantations to help smallholders profit

    If Vietnam wants its timber producers to benefit from the growing eco-conscious and more lucrative international furniture market, national forest institutions should look for ways to get smallholder plantation forests certified, said Louis Putzel, a senior scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). / Timberbiz
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  • RusForest Receives FSC Certification

    RusForest AB (publ) (“RusForest” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ OMX: RUSF), a Swedish forestry company with operations in Russia, announces completion of the certification process for the majority of its operations according to Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) rules. FSC certificates for the Company’s operations were issued by Rainforest Alliance, the global leader in forest certification. The Company’s harvesting units located in the Arkhangelsk, Krasnoyarsk and Irkutsk regions of Russia received the FSC forest management and chain of custody certificates. These certificates cover forest leases of 2.6 million hectares with an annual allowable cut (“AAC”) of approximately 3.4 million cubic meters, representing more than 90 percent of the Company’s AAC. / RusForest
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