VANCOUVER, B.C. – Two forestry projects in B.C. are receiving funding to develop and advance value-added manufacturing in the province.
Funding from Natural Resources Canada’s Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program is helping B.C. companies develop ways to utilize dead and damaged wood products by turning them into engineered wood products.
For a manufacturing company to fulfill a strong commitment to environmental sustainability, it requires an integrated approach that encompasses all aspects from the initial product idea, through production and use, to disposal.
Company set's 2030 Sustainability Goals. The new goals leverage the progress and legacies of Herman Miller, Knoll, and their collective of global brands, and include reducing carbon footprint by 50%, eliminating the use of single-use plastics, and using 50% or more recycled content globally.
Ingka Investments, the investment arm of Ingka Group, which represents a large Ikea franchise group, has acquired 3,264 acres of land in Florida as part of a commitment to responsible forest management.
Every year the world loses an estimated 25 million acres (10 million hectares) of forest, according to research by Jennifer A. Devine from Texas State University. Of the main drivers of deforestation is organized crime activities, including drug trafficking.