China Set Stringent Rules of Its Own At PEFC Certification Week

Forest Certification Week took place last week, a China laid out rules requiring forest certifiers to earn its approval during the annual gathering of those involved with chain of custody systems. Overshadowed by the World Climate Summit in Paris, its activities will be important to achieving Summit goals.

31 Forest Products Buyers Drop SFI Certification for FSC

Environmental group ForestEthics says 31 companies now have dropped SFI chain of custody tracking for forest products, most recently U.S. brands, Xerox, Starwood Hotels, Delta Dental, and Bigelow Tea, distancing their brands from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative paper and wood certification and labeling.