Here are some links that you might find useful . . . . .

 

Forestry: Certification & Other Issues

 

PEFC - The Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification

 

FSC - The Forest Stewardship Council

 

CFCC - China Forest Certification Scheme

 

CDP - Forest Footprint Disclosure is now part of the Carbon Disclosure Project

 

RIO+20 - A call on governments and other global leaders to take their responsibilities seriously in protecting the world's forests.

 

Paper Industry:

 

Unfold The Future - 2050 roadmap for a low carbon bio-economy published by CEPI

 

Paper "Myths and Facts" - a balanced view of the UK paper industry by the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI)

 

Timber Trade:

 

Wood For Good - A timber industry campaign to challenge your perceptions of wood

 

 

Commerce:

 

EU Trade - News updates from the European Commission in Brussels

 

NMO - The National Measurements Office is the Competent Authority for the EU Timber Regulations in the UK

 

EUTR and Print - The paper industry items covered by the EUTR are listed in Chapters 47 & 48 of the Common Customs Tariff and in addition to regular paper & board as raw materials also include some converted paper items and even some printed goods; printed labels, a great deal of printed cartons and bags, many types of paper stationery (printed or plain) as well as paper plates, paper cups and even toilet tissue.

 

EUTR guidance notes

FSC's revised Implementation Guide on the EUTR incorporating their latest adaptions of rules to help facilitate compliance.

PEFC CoC is another tool with which to demonstrate alignment with the EUTR. However please note that the EU does not recognise private certification certificates or verifaction schems as automatic proof of legality.

 

Finance:

 

The UK Sustainable Investment & Finance Association, UKSIF, promotes responsible investment and other forms of finance that support sustainable economic development, enhance quality of life and safeguard the environment.

 

National Ethical Investment Week has been rebranded as Good Money Week; an annual campaign every October to highlight ethical and sustainable opitions when it comes to finance and investment decisions.

 

Water:

 

Alliance for Water Stewardship - An initiative examining the increasing scarcity of fresh water and its many uses in both human society and by nature itself.