The aim of this webinar is to update the customers on the transition and implementation rules of the new FSC Controlled Wood Standard (FSC-STD-40-005 V3-0) and to update on recent FSC COC and PEFC
COC standard revision processes.
UK chairman Ross Bradshaw said: "PEFC
has long recognised the importance of having key stakeholder groups represented on its board.
FSC (the Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC
(the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) are the two largest international forest certification programs.
We combine precious metal catalyst technology and electrochemical technology cultivated over many years in the development of highly active platinum catalysts used in PEFC
cathodes and catalysts with excellent resistance to the poisoning characteristics of carbon monoxide (CO) in PEFC
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC
(Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) are international standards for companies involved in the manufacture of products derived from forest raw materials.
CSA--The Canadian Standards Association, Canada's forestry certification program, is also under the PEFC
Thus they have direct relevance to EUTR, but in contrast to these public law provisions, the privately held certification schemes of FSC and PEFC
do not have such a direct relevance.
As well as PEFC
and FSC certification, Smurfit Kappa UK is the only integrated packaging manufacturer to achieve Carbon Trust Standard across the whole of the packaging cycle by certifying the carbon footprint of its Paper, Packaging and Recycling divisions.
In the last 12 months our company has been one of the first companies in the Gulf region to be awarded full FSC and PEFC
status, with an operational bias towards quality control systems and documented procedures to enable our projects to be carefully planned, and controlled," says Meikle.
Globally, around 223 million hectares of forest have received PEFC
certification, with FSC certificates accounting for around 135 million hectares.
In addition to the letter from a bipartisan group of congressmen, USGBC received a petition with nearly 6,000 signatories calling for LEED recognition of all "wood and paper products certified to independent, respected and credible standards including SFI, ATFS, CSA, FSC and PEFC
The use of renewable and recyclable natural fibers combined with SFI compliance and PEFC
endorsements make the paperboard an environmentally responsible option for frozen and refrigerated food packaging applications.