The UPM biodiversity programme received an honourable mention in the 2016 corporate biodiversity awards by Finland's leading corporate responsibility network FIBS. The six finalists presented their proposals to a judging panel and audience in a pitching event. "The UPM biodiversity programme has complex and extensive effects on biodiversity both in Finland and abroad. The programme contains numerous innovative experiments and solutions, and it is a frontrunner in the preservation and maintaining of biodiversity, as well as communicating about this at a national and international level," says Lauri Kivekäs, chairman of the jury. UPM created its strategic biodiversity programme 20 years ago. The aim of the programme is to incorporate forest biodiversity and its key requirements into the modern forest industry. click Read More below for additional detail
Hungarian Forest Certification Non-profit Ltd. is pleased to announce the start of the national public consultation for the Hungarian sustainable forest management standard. Stakeholders from around the country are invited to provide their feedback on the standard by 20 August 2015.
“This public consultation is an extremely important opportunity for all national stakeholders to provide their final input into our upcoming standard,” said Endre Schiberna, Head of the Standard Setting Committee.
“We would therefore like to encourage anyone who is interested in helping to shape the sustainable management of our forests to take part in this consultation, providing us with their reviews, amendments and suggestions.”
The 60 day national-level public consultation is an integral part of the development process of any national standard looking to be endorsed by PEFC. This consultation, which is followed by a pilot test, is one of the final steps in the standard setting process before the final draft of the standard is approved, published, then submitted to PEFC International for endorsement.
Since the Hungarian Forest Certification Non-profit Ltd. was established in May 2013 as the country’s National Governing Body, stakeholders have been working on developing a Hungarian sustainable forest management standard which, as part of the Hungarian national forest certification system, will eventually be submitted to PEFC for endorsement.