Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cutting Wisely

A new standard unfolds for 2010 from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. It was under an 18-month public review and addresses key changes to conservation to biodiversity, fiber sourcing, bioenergy, logging training and much more. What does this mean for businesses today?

The SFI requires its program participants to be strong stewards by reaching out and partnering with non-certified family forest owners. The goal is to protect the endangered species of wood fiber, protect the watershed quality and promote reforestation. While the program is taken very seriously, it cannot certify forests outside of North America. However, their work does have a global impact and global reach as they push to improve forest practices. To find out more of the details on the offshore risk assessments, click here.

Image Source: GreenBiz 2009

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