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UK due diligence proposals: The people have spoken
On 5 October 2020 the UK government closed its first round of consultation on a proposed law designed to prevent forests and other important natural areas from being illegally converted into agricultural land (FW 258). This...
Letter from Asia Pulp and Papers lawyer re: FERNs report on Pindo Deli
On 21 November 2011, FERN was sent the attached letter from APP's lawyers. We will not be removing the report EU Ecolabel allows forest destruction - the case of Pindo Deli from our site as we stand by the information in that...
Statement from NGOs on the EU Ecolabel and Asia Pulp and Paper
In 2006 the EU Ecolabel was awarded to two brands of photocopy paper – Golden Plus and Lucky Boss – produced by the Indonesian company Pindo Deli, a subsidiary of APP. In 2010, FERN published EU Ecolabel allows forest destruction...
FERN statement to the Forest Stewardship Council on withdrawing FERNs membership
In a position paper presented to the FSC General Assembly in 2008, FERN and other FSC members from the environmental and economic chamber highlighted the changes necessary for the FSC to regain and retain its credibility. In 2009,...
EU Ecolabel allows forest destruction - the case of Pindo Deli
This report investigates the award of the EU Ecolabel to two photocopy brands, Golden Plus and Lucky Boss, manufactured by the Indonesian company Pindo Deli, part of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), one of the world's most controversial...
The link between forest destruction and the EU Ecolabel
Press release highlighting the FERN report EU Ecolabel allows forest destruction – the case of Pindo Deli. The report adds weight to the argument that the EU Ecolabel for forest products has proven itself unworthy, been bypassed...
FERN position on FSC
A FERN statement outlining our reasons for continuing our FSC membership and the policies and actions that would lead to us handing in this membership.
Buying a Sustainable Future, timber procurement policies in the EU
This report analyses the different timber procurement policies of six EU Member States and Japan. The report shows that although there is some variation between the different policies, there are also many similarities. The...
Regaining credibility and rebuilding support: changes the FSC needs to make
A joint statement by FERN, Greenpeace, Inter-African Forest Industry Association, Precious Woods, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and Tropical Forest Trust, detailing which changes this group the FSC needs to make to...