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2012-11-01 07:24:30

MONTREAL, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) released its Sustainability Report for 2011 Performance today, detailing Company efforts to balance environmental, social and economic considerations. The report also publicly introduces Resolute's first company-wide sustainability strategy which has three primary areas of focus: -- Reinforce Resolute's environmental credentials, taking appropriate steps to responsibly manage...

2012-09-12 06:24:24

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four leaders of the North American publishing industry announced today they will partner with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) to help spur the growth of certification to preserve and protect forests. Time Inc., the National Geographic Society, Macmillan, and Pearson will become Founding Partners of the SFI Forest Partners Program. The alliance was announced at the SFI annual conference in Milwaukee, attended by...

2012-08-15 10:24:15

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.(®) (SFI(®)) applauds the Governor of Georgia for urging broader recognition of forest certification standards. An executive order signed on August 10 by Governor Nathan Deal promotes the use of products from responsibly managed forests in Georgia in state construction. The executive order states that "any new or expanded state building shall incorporate 'Green Building' standards that give...

2012-08-10 06:22:26

(Note to editors: This is not a typo - one BILLION planted!)  MONTREAL, Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today celebrated the planting of one billion trees at its forestry operations in northern Ontario. This achievement is the result of collective efforts made over the past 30 years by the Company, its employees, numerous contractors and suppliers, and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. To mark the occasion, two-meter...

2012-07-16 06:23:02

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Resources Institute (WRI), a global development and environmental think tank, will receive a grant of $35,000 USD to research how forest certification standards can help protect American lakes and rivers, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) announced today. "This grant will help us identify the extent to which SFI-certified forest management can result in effective implementation of best management practices for...

2012-07-12 10:21:35

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) will receive a grant from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) to promote continuous improvement in water quality protection and assess how well best management practices (BMPs) are protecting water resources in the United States. "Thanks to SFI, as well as support from the U.S Forest Service, we will update our assessment of how states and territories are developing and...

2012-07-09 06:23:24

FEDERAL WAY, Wash., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced its preference for purchasing wood that is certified under the American Tree Farm System®. This decision aligns with the company's commitment to responsible fiber sourcing. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120111/AQ34535LOGO) For more than 89,000 family forest owners sustainably managing 27 million acres of forestland in the American Tree Farm System, the Weyerhaeuser preference...

2012-06-27 10:20:59

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Resources Institute (WRI) today announced the launch of the Forest Legality Risk Information Tool, an open-access global information website designed to assist purchasers of forest products in securing fiber from legal sources. The risk tool, a project of the Forest Legality Alliance, was partly funded by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®( )(SFI®) through its Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program. The...

2012-06-26 06:22:02

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc. has made substantial progress in safeguarding forests and the communities that rely on them today and for future generations, according to an External Review Panel. "The Future is Decided Now, SFI's Annual Progress report, demonstrates how procurement and policy decisions today affect North America's forests tomorrow. Our actions today - from individuals choosing wood or paper...

Protecting The Heart Of Borneo
2012-06-26 04:04:29

In Southeast Asia, the island of Borneo is home to one of the world´s most diverse rainforests, but its natural resources are under threat. Information from satellites is being used to evaluate the impact of the island´s future development. The mountainous island is the third largest in the world. It is an area of exceptional biological diversity and its natural resources have tremendous social and economic value at local, national and global levels. While still of great...