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A World without Deforestation

Norway become the First Country in the World to Dedicate to a Zero Deforestation Rate

Norway are now committed to having no contribution to the deforestation of the rainforest. This is something that will hopefully set the path for many, many, other countries to follow and commit to.

Norway are known supporters of human rights programmes for different forest communities, they are also leaders in forest conservation across the world. It is therefore no surprise that they are the first country to commit to this kind of path; but hopefully they will be a type of trend setter, and now other governments can follow suit and lead the way to a world that deforestation-less.

“This is an important victory in the fight to protect the rainforest. Over the last few years, a number of companies have committed to cease the procurement of goods that can be linked to destruction of the rainforest.
“Until now, this has not been matched by similar commitments from governments. Thus, it is highly positive that the Norwegian state is now following suit and making the same demands when it comes to public procurements”. – Stated the head of Policy Campaign at Rainforest Foundation Norway, Nils Herman Ranum.

Norway made a joint declaration with the UK and Germany at a UN climate summit 2014 in New York, promising to “promote national commitments that encourage deforestation-free supply chains, including through public procurement policies to sustainably source commodities such as palm oil, soy, beef and timber”.

You can take part in leading the way to a world without Deforestation by always looking for the FSC Logo when you purchase any paper product. Whether it be toilet paper, a greeting card, or furniture – always look for that little tree with a tick and rest assured that you are not contributing to deforestation.

If you are a small business involved in the wood sector and you are wondering about FSC Chain of Custody Certification, get in touch, we can help.

PEFC Certification – Print, Paper, and Packaging

PEFC Chain of Custody Certification for the Print, Paper, and Packaging Industries

There is an increasing insistence for sustainably sourced and produced wood-based goods throughout the world. As climate change and environmental unease are prevalent, consumers are progressively looking for affirmation that the products and services they buy, are sustainably produced and sourced, and that they can be traced right the way back to the forest.
PEFC Certification is one of the simplest and most guaranteed ways that you can demonstrate your commitment to sustainably managed forests. As a buyer, purchasing the products you need from a PEFC Certified supplier.

What might I be buying as a consumer where PEFC Chain of Custody Certification is what I should check for?

You might be purchasing office supplies such as paper, stationary or desks. Perhaps it is someone’s birthday coming up, and you are out buying a greeting card for him or her. Or maybe you are having real wood floor in your home. These are just some examples of when you should be looking for the PEFC logo. You can ensure that you are committed to maintaining a sustainable environment by looking for the green tree logo.

What are some of the benefits to us as a business?

  • Chain of Custody Certification is one of the important steps needed to meet the requirements of the EU Timber Regulation Due Diligence.
  • Being a PEFC Chain of Custody certified printing company means that you can ensure your customers that you are providing a service, which can be traced from forest to end user.
  • You will be assuring your customers and stakeholders that any, and all paper used within your organisation has been sustainably and legally sourced.
  • PEFC Certification reduced the risk, to both you and your customer.

If you want to find out more information about PEFC Certification visit out services page; here you can find out how Ligna Ltd can help you with gaining certification.

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Some of this information was taken from the PEFC website.