Brand new National Risk Assessments from some of the world’s largest producer countries of palm oil, soy and beef products open up new doors to minimise companies’ negative impacts on people and planet.
To provide you with further information on our suspension in Russia, and our progress to resolving the matter we have put together an FAQ page that we will update periodically. Some of the questions will help address your concerns whether this might or might not affect you as our clients.
For the last three years, we have been working to support the legal timber trade in Vietnam, together with our partner SFMI, a Vietnamese NGO working on forest science and related topics.
The FSC Controlled Wood standard has been significantly revised and strengthened. All Controlled Wood-certified organisations have to be re-audited to the new standard by 1 July 2017. NEPCon is among the first organisations to be approved to audit against this new standard.
(Updated: On 17 November 2017 ASI announced the reversal of the suspension decision of NEPCon’s FSC accreditation in Russia.
A recent court case from Sweden helps clarify the level of due diligence required by companies looking to place timber from Myanmar on the EU market.
The risk assessment process can be difficult to grasp. Different systems use different terms for risks, and understand risks in different ways – below we will try to provide a clear overview of how risk assessments and Forestry Risk Profiles can be used effectively to avoid illegal timber in your supply chain.
Installing insulation is one of the simplest things homeowners can do to be more eco-friendly. Insulation helps to reduce energy consumption, thus lowering greenhouse gas emissions and also cutting down energy bills.
The Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) and the Rainforest Alliance (RA) have recently launched a revised agriculture certification standard. The Standard raises the bar on sustainability standards with a focus on tackling deforestation, climate-smart agriculture and continuous farm improvements.
The study “Supply Chain Mapping of Malaysian Timber and Wood-based Industries” seeks to provide an overview of the Malaysian timber trade and offer insights into specific supply chains in the timber sector. Malaysian timber companies, institutional investors and other stakeholders can use this study to mitigate the risks of illegally harvested wood entering into the Malaysian timber sector.
On 30 August 2016, NEPCon and our Vietnamese partner SFMI launched an online training platform on FLEGT - the EU’s programme aimed at combatting illegal logging, improving forest management and promoting legal timber trade.
Hernesaaren Löyly has become Finland’s first building project that obtains FSC Project Certification. The story behind this successful public sauna gives project owners and contractors a better understanding of this lesser-known FSC certification type.