Opinion & Analysis

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03. September 2015
Why building supply chain integrity is key to managing operational and reputational risks

To succeed in an increasingly resource-constrained and competitive wood products market, companies need to manage operational and reputational risk. That requires a transition from a short-term buying approach into a long-term system of building and … find out more …



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01. September 2015
Five steps to stimulating demand for sustainable products in a competitive marketplace

Responsibly sourced timber is better for the environment, better for business and better for everyone involved in the timber trade, but how do we communicate that to consumers? In this article Justin Smith, Head of Sustainability at Woolworths Group, … find out more …



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28. August 2015
Why the future success of the timber trade depends on your customers’ confidence

Tropical timber production rose again last year – a good sign for the industry – but how do we capitalise on this post-recession growth period, and how do we overcome the negative public image of the tropical timber trade? Jose Canchaya, … find out more …



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17. August 2015
South Africa and sustainability

Originally published in the Durban Daily News on 3 August 2015 Conferences on sustainability risk are being dismissed as mere talking shops. Nevertheless, several such events this year present crucial opportunities to move the world towards … find out more …



Beyond the environment: how businesses are bettering lives through certification

11. August 2015
Beyond the environment: how businesses are bettering lives through certification

Enhancing the lives of forest communities requires respect, engagement and proactivity says Director General Kim Carstensen find out more …



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