You’ve heard about ecosystems: the way all living things in a given area interact with each other and their environment. There’s a similar concept in sustainability called “industrial ecology,” which is the notion that industrial processes benefit from mimicking the closed-loop efficiency, or circular economy, of a natural ecosystem. Here at Domtar, we’re focusing on building circular economies at each of our mills. Our Plymouth and Marlboro mills, for example, produce nutrient-balanced fertilizers for agricultural crops. And now, our Windsor Mill is closing its sustainability loop by giving back to the 400,000 acres of forestlands that support its operations. André Gravel, Windsor Mill’s fiber manager, says it’s all about rethinking waste. “The point is to stop talking about waste and instead talk about how you can make something out of what used to be waste,” he says. “There’s much more than one way to do that, but the idea is circularity.” Click Read More below for additional information.
FSC has blocked three Peruvian certificate holders and their FSC certification has been suspended because they were unable to verify the origin of wood they sold and purchased from the Amazon. As a result, they can no longer claim FSC certifcation on their products, or use the FSC trademark label. They will also not be able to seek recertification until FSC lifts their blockage.
This decision is based on the outcomes of the Amazon Timber investigation that FSC and Assurance Services International (ASI) started in 2019. This investigation focused on the supply chains of FSC-certified Cumaru, Ipe, and Jatoba timber species from the Amazon rainforests.
The blocked and suspended certificate holders (along with their certifcate numbers) are:
Maderera Rio Yaverija SAC (MADERYJA) (NC-FM/COC-002175)
Maderera Rio Yaverija SAC (CU-COC-810564)
Maderera Industrial Isabelita SAC (EMINI) (CU-COC-858403)
Maderera Rio Yaverija SAC (MADERYJA) (NC-FM/COC-002175) and Maderera Rio Yaverija SAC (CU-COC-810564) were also unable to justify the volume mismatches and false claims detected over the course of this investigation.
This investigation has also resulted in the termination of the FSC certificates of Nordisk Timber EIRELI (IMA-COC-000547). Hence, they can no longer claim FSC certification on their products. However, FSC has not blocked the company, therefore they may seek recertification with a different certification body. For more details about the certification status of these companies, please visit the FSC Certification Search tool.
When ASI finds evidence of false claims, fraud or any other major non-conformity in the trading patterns of an FSC-certified comapny, the concerned certification body is advised to either suspend or terminate that company’s FSC certificate. Additionally, ASI may recommend FSC to block this company from the FSC system to safeguard the supply chain and FSC’s brand credibility. When FSC blocks a company, it cannot seek recertification, in addition to not being allowed to claim FSC certification on its products because their trademark license agreement with FSC is revoked.
more at: https://fsc.org/en/newsfeed/fsc-blocks-three-companies-from-peru