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2013-02-20 16:22:45

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bhamragarh Forest Division of India's Maharashtra Forest Department has become the country's first natural forest management program to earn Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for responsible forestry. Third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) conducted the audit of the 378,000-hectare area and issued the certification. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120827/MM63583LOGO) In addition to being the first...

2013-02-08 20:21:44

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Third-party certifier SCS Global Services has awarded Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) responsible forest management certification to Green Diamond Resource Company for its California operations, covering 400,000 acres of forestland in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties on the North Coast. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120827/MM63583LOGO) "Green Diamond Resource Company has undergone a lengthy and rigorous assessment of...

2013-01-22 12:22:46

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) released the results of an independent review team's annual study of state forestlands today, affirming the state's efforts to conserve resources through sound management. "The auditors were very pleased with our forest management and our staff's dedication, and I extend thanks to each of the districts involved in this year's audit for another job well done," DCNR Secretary...

2013-01-16 08:21:43

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax(®) Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), a leader in office and facility supplies, technology and services, today announced that the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Australia honored OfficeMax Australia with two awards - Retailer of the Year 2012 and the Responsible Procurement Award 2012 - for the subsidiary's ongoing support of sustainability and responsible forest management. It was the second consecutive year that FSC Australia awarded...

2012-12-10 16:24:37

Partnership approach will provide market with more socially, environmentally and economically sustainable paper options TICKER SYMBOL (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) ASHDOWN, AR, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced the culmination of a precedent-setting two-year partnership process that saw 55 landowners in the Texarkana area achieve Forest Stewardship Council(TM) (FSC(®)) group certification.  With the Ashdown Mill's strong...

2012-12-06 08:22:02

EMERYVILLE, Calif, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Australia named third-party auditor SCS Global Services its "Certification Body of the Year" at its Annual Excellence Awards 2012 ceremony held in Melbourne on November 26th. SCS, which is accredited to perform audits under FSC's standards for responsible forestry and chain-of-custody, was recognized for its educational activities that raised awareness of the FSC system and excellent stakeholder...

2012-12-03 16:21:56

Paper encourages customers to question FSC's claims before spending more for FSC-certified products WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As organizations like the Federal Trade Commission issue revised guides to help ensure marketers make accurate claims about their products' environmental benefits, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) Center for Citizen Research today issued a new report that compares competing forest certification systems. The report examines the...

2012-11-27 08:22:08

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading third-party certification firm SCS Global Services issued its first Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) "Project" certification in the United States at Greenbuild 2012 this year, recognizing FSC U.S.'s use of FSC-certified wood in its exhibit booth. SCS, one of the world's leading FSC certifiers, certified the mill where the timber was processed and the booth itself (certificate number SCS-PRO-004392). (Logo:...

2012-11-16 12:27:01

-- Resolute already world's largest manager of FSC-certified forests MONTREAL, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) has certified an additional 3.5 million hectares (8.6 million acres) of Company-managed forestlands in Quebec to Forest Stewardship Council(®) (FSC) standards. These new certifications raise the total area of Resolute tenures that are FSC-certified in North America to 15.8 million hectares (39 million...

2012-11-15 08:24:50

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran third-party certifier Scientific Certification Systems, Inc. announced today that it is now operating under the trade name, SCS Global Services. The new corporate identity reflects the company's position as a global leader in third-party certification, auditing, testing and standards development in the burgeoning field of environmental, sustainability and quality performance claims. Its expanded services are showcased on the...