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更好的森林。更好的业务。

  • 日期2014年10月24日
  • 作者Linda Walker,北美全球森林贸易网络总监

当我们发起我的时候,我很乐观 - 但是很谨慎全球森林贸易网(GFTN)2006年的北美计划。公司是否有兴趣获得世界自然基金会的技术援助,以评估其木材和纸张供应链中可能存在的与社会和环境影响相关的风险?我们能否共同制定强有力的采购政策以减轻这些风险,并透明地向利益相关方展示正在取得的进展?我们能否就如何帮助这些公司增加采购经过认证的林产品进行合作森林管理委员会(FSC)我们认为标准包括确保环境和社会责任的最严格要求?

我所学到的是,对于一些非常有影响力的美国公司来说,答案是肯定的。负责任采购的逐步方法可以使森林和公司受益。

+$“Collaboration with the private sector on responsible forest product sourcing is critical, given the tremendous influence companies, particularly those in the US, can have in the marketplace.”

琳达沃克
北美全球森林贸易网络主任

+$Domtar, for example, worked with WWF to reach a major milestone last month: selling its five millionth ton of FSC-certified uncoated fine paper. Another participant in WWF’s GFTN-North America program—Procter & Gamble—is on track to meet its goal of 40 percent FSC-certified fiber in its tissue and towel products by 2015. Kimberly-Clark has increased its use of FSC fiber by 111 percent since 2009.阅读更多+$about the successes of US companies participating in GFTN-North America.

+$The power of collaborating. Not going out on a limb, alone, to save forests, but doing it together.
+$Together, GFTN participants manage 19.5 million hectares of FSC-certified forests, representing 10.5 percent of the global total FSC-certified area. GFTN has successfully advocated for market-based legislation tackling illegal logging, like the Lacey Act in the US and the Timber Regulation in the European Union. They have also worked to strengthen the FSC system globally, ensuring uptake in key producing and consuming countries.

+$These are the ideals that FSC-US honored last night when it presented WWF with an achievement award for its GFTN program. Launched in 1991, GFTN includes 195 companies, 10 of which are based in the US and part of GFTN-North America. The 195 companies represent 18 percent of the global annual trade in forest products. WWF’s forestry and trade experts work with companies to develop responsible sourcing policies, identify and mitigate sourcing risks, share best practices, and much more.

+$Amy Smith, WWF manager of wood sector engagement, accepting the achievement award on behalf of GFTN-North America. Photo courtesy FSC-US.

+$Collaboration with the private sector on responsible forest product sourcing is critical, given the tremendous influence companies, particularly those in the US, can have in the marketplace. The US and Canada together are the world’s largest producers and consumers of wood and paper products. Additionally, the US is one of the top importers of wood from countries considered high risk for illegal logging. The future of the world’s forests, therefore, depends greatly on the actions of Americans and especially those of American companies. The GFTN participating companies are using their purchasing power to support responsible forest management and trade globally, as well as to eliminate the demand for unsustainable and illegal wood.

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