For decades, only trees in forests came within the scope of forest certification. However, trees also grow outside forests, in hedgerows, scattered on farms, along streets in urban areas… With the approval of our revised Sustainable Forest Management benchmark standard last year, this is set to change. This was the message the PEFC team took to the World Agroforestry Congress, held last month in Montpellier, France. The inclusion of Trees outside Forests (TOF) makes PEFC certification accessible for the first time to millions of farmers who own or manage trees on agricultural or settlement land. This will increase income generation opportunities for rural populations and in parallel support the delivery of a range of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Click Read More below for additional information.
Klabin has published the Public Summaryof the 2017 Forestry Management Planforits forestry operations in the region of Angatuba in the interior of São Paulo state. The Summary outlines the company’s efforts to promote adequate management of its forests, the indicators of its social and environmental actions and investments made in line with its Sustainability Policy.
One of the highlights in the period was the inauguration of the Rolim Rosa Community Center in Angatuba. The Community Center will host educational and cultural activities, music and dance workshops, as well as cooking and fitness classes. Developed and executed by Klabin as social compensation for the city, the project benefits over two thousand residents of Jardim Elisa Volpi and Residencial Vital Rolim Rosa.
Besides highlighting the external commitments undertaken by the company, the document provides details on the company’s forest areas in the state of São Paulo with geoclimatic, topographic, geological and hydrological data, the forest stewardship process, including the diverse areas and operations such as research, planning, forestry, harvesting and forestry transportation.
To read the Public Summary – 2017 Forestry Management Plan for Angatuba region, go to: klabin.com.br/media/2433/resumo_publico_sp_2017.pdf