Market leaders know their choice of wood, paper and packaging products has a direct impact on forests and communities at home and around the world – today and into the future. That’s why so many companies include forest certification in their environmental value statements and procurement policies.
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Forest Solutions Group, led by 26 of the world’s leading companies along the forest products value chain responsible for nearly 40 percent of annual global forest, paper and packaging sales, said its members would work with stakeholders to spread sustainable forest management; support and promote the expansion of forest certification; set 2020 targets to increase the use of certification when sourcing forest products and fiber; and grow markets for certified forest products. The WBCSD statement specifically “recognizes and supports the assurance of management performance and fiber flows provided by the following independent forest certification and associated chain-of-custody systems: the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®).” Read full leadership statement on the value and future of forest certification here.
Companies consider developing corporate environmental policies for a variety of reasons that include communicating corporate environmental values, showcasing environmental practices, defining procurement preferences and differentiating themselves from competitors.
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