Movements Toward Responsible Timber Sourcing

Author: Rachelle Jackson, CSCC, in Ethical Corporation, Published on: 1 October 2004

Many retailers use “procurement policies” to define and guide their wood sourcing decisions...Most of these policies endorse outside forest management standards as a means of reaching this goal; perhaps the best known of these is the Forest Stewardship Council, or FSC...alternate schemes represent an intermediate step for regions and suppliers who, for external political and economic reasons, are not yet ready for FSC. [Refers to certifications required by B&Q (part of Kingfisher), Lowe’s, IKEA, Kinko’s, Home Depot. Also refers to Wal-Mart, Asia Pulp & Paper, Tesco, Tetra Pak.]

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Related companies: Asia Pulp & Paper (part of Sinar Mas) B&Q (part of Kingfisher) FedEx Kinko's (part of FedEx) Home Depot IKEA Kingfisher Lowe's Tesco Tetra Laval Tetra Pak (part of Tetra Laval) Walmart