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Friday, 03 November 2017
FSC launchs Vancouver Declaration

FSC GA 2017 Vanciuver Declaration (© Forest Stewardship Council)© Forest Stewardship Council

New sustainability promise takes responsible forest sourcing to a new level

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) launched an ambitious new initiative to increase the use of materials from responsibly managed forests. The Vancouver Declaration allows businesses who use these natural products to pledge their commitment to increase responsible sourcing.

As the world’s leading forest certification organisation, the FSC label guarantees that harvested trees are replaced or allowed to regenerate naturally and that key biodiversity-rich sites are not destroyed when forest products are sourced.

FSC Australia CEO, Sara Gipton said:

We are very happy to be represented by globally in different sectors, by stationary superstore Officeworks, packaging supplier Bio Pak and NZ timber merchant Abodo, responding to our call of supporting the declaration. This highlights their significant and collective commitment to FSC and responsible forestry. Thank you to our partners for helping to protect our forests - and the planet - for future generations. We hope to see more Australian and New Zeland, signatories join this global campaign"

Global companies like IKEA, H&M, SIG, Marks and Spencer, Jysk, Mitsubishi Paper Mills or Fuji Xerox have pledged support to the initiative. The aim is to get more businesses across the entire supply chain on board.

The Vancouver Declaration is part of FSC’s wider ambition to help businesses meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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About FSC's Vancouver Declaration

About FSC and the UN Sustainable Development Goals here

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