On FSC Friday, people are invited to consider the wood and paper products they buy and look for the FSC logo, the mark of responsible forestry. FSC Friday is held on the last Friday of September annually, and this year it falls on 28th September, 2012.
Events related to FSC Friday will take place around the world with organisations and supporters promoting the FSC logo and what it stands for. Each year, schools, businesses, youth groups and many more get involved.
Join FSC and people around the globe in celebrating the world’s forests and raising awareness of how important they are for us!
FSC Friday events held in Australia this year will be to raise essential funds toward the development of the FSC Australian National Forestry Standard.
ADSHEL TOWN AND PARK FSC FRIDAY BREAKFAST
Adshel Town and Park held an FSC Friday Breakfast BBQ this morningfor their staff in support of FSC Friday. Natalie caught up with Scott Freeman, General Manager this afternoon to discuss the days events.
Adshel are members of FSC Australia, and have kindly offered to donate a piece of street furniture for the silent auction at our Awards Dinner.
THE PRINTING OFFICE MORNING TEA
The Printing Office held a morning tea for all their customers to attend and learn more about FSC and why it it important to them as an organisation. The Printing Office feels that FSC certification distinguishes them from other printers and that their certification is something to be proud of.
Thankyou to the Printing Office who also designed the 2012 Excellence invitation.
FSC FRIDAY AT TETRA PAK
FSC Friday was celebrated at Tetra Pak's Sydney office with a morning tea and discussion about what FSC means in Australia.
Natalie Reynolds, CEO of FSC Australia spoke to the gathering of employees, along with Noel Ayre, the Managing Director of Tetra Pak Oceania and Cheryl Speechley, the Environment Manager.
Natalie thanked Tetra Pak for the company's leadership role in encouraging beverage producers to use FSC-labelled cartons. Tetra Pak and its customer Parmalat introduced
the first FSC®-certified cartons in Australia during September 2011. In New Zealand, the milk for Fonterra's Milk for Schools pilot program in the Northland region is in FSC®-certified cartons. Additional Tetra Pak customers will launch FSC®-certified cartons later this year, including Freedom Foods for their Australia's Own Organic almond, rice and soy milk, and
Harvey Fresh's two litre milk and juice products.
Tetra Pak has a global ambition to purchase 50 per cent of its paperboard from FSC-certified forests in 2012. This ambition is on track.
Globally Tetra Pak doubled the number of FSC®-labelled packages delivered to their customers last year, with 18.4 billion packages reaching consumers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the UK and USA.
Tetra Pak's commitment to FSC® is just one part of its pledge to grow its business in a way that is environmentally, socially and economically responsible.
SGS GRAND FINAL LUNCH
SGS held a FSC Grand Final BBQ lunch, to not only celebrate the AFL grand final, but also to help raise funds for the FSC Australia National Forestry Standard.
SGS are one of the Auditing Bodies accredited to perform FSC certifications in Australia and New Zealand, as well as across the globe.
NIKPOL FSC FRIDAY EVENT
To celebrate FSC® Friday, Nikpol this afternoon launched their new product collection - ARC by Nikpol, their premier collection of certified and sustainable interior décors.
ARC is a line that is 100% FSC Certified, and this new product range will increase the number of FSC certified products available and reach more consumers.
Nikpol were very creative with their launch - even displaying FSC Friday badges.
Congratulations Nikpol on your new collection.
For more information about the ARC range, head to http://www.nikpol.com.au/fsc
KIMBERLY-CLARK PANEL DISCUSSION AND LAUNCH OF INFOGRAPHIC.
Kimberly-Clark celebrated FSC Friday by holding a panel discussion with guests Natalie Reynolds, CEO of FSC Australia and Tim Cronin, Head of Forestry at WWF, Family Care's Michelle Rossier and KCP's Jenni Bracken.
Kimberly-Clark also launched their "Our Essential World" fibre sourcing graphic.
WOOLWORTHS LIMITED ANNOUNCES MEMBERSHIP AND LAUNCH OF HOME BRAND PRODUCTS ON FSC FRIDAY
To mark FSC Friday, Woolworths Limited has today confirmed
its commitment to sustainable sourcing by becoming the first major Australian retailer to achieve membership of the Forest Stewardship Council Australia (FSC).
In addition, Woolworths supermarkets has today announced its first own brand products to achieve FSC certification with customers now able to purchase FSC certified Homebrand toilet paper and facial tissues.
FSC Australia welcomes the corporate leadership shown by Woolworths Limited in joining us and supporting us to drive change up the supply chain. This is the kind of action our world needs for a sustainable future.
TABMA have taken the opportunity on FSC Friday to get in touch with their members and let them know about FSC.
TABMA are also a member of FSC Australia, and provide information to their members about FSC certification and why it is important.
For more information about the services TABMA offers, head to http://www.tabma.com.au
WWF THE PANDA MADE ME DO IT CAMPAIGN
WWF have contributed to the social media campaign FSC Friday, and have launched their "The Panda made me do it" Campaign.
The Panda Made Me Do It is all commitment to protecting the natural world.
Natalie caught up with the WWF team earlier in the week to meet the Panda in person!
Visit http://www.wwf.org.au/what_you_can_do/do_it/ to see if the Panda gets you too!