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SFI Releases New Sustainable Forestry Standards, NGO Says Not So Fast

Last week the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) released a new set of standards that will guide the organization’s certification practices through 2019. In…
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Interview: Kathy Abusow, President & CEO of Sustainable Forestry Initiative

In my first interview from last week's Fortune Brainstorm Green conference I had a chance to talk to Kathy Abusow, President & CEO…
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Join the Forest Certification Movement to Meet Your Sustainability Goals

Most people treasure healthy forests and want to ensure that they are around for future generations. One of the best ways to do…
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Responsible Forestry: Can Certification Save Our Forests?

It’s tough not to feel a sense of sorrow when watching recent images of the California Rimfire, which scorched 370 square miles of…
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Deforestation and the Role of Paper Products

By far the most significant threat to forests is the expansion of agriculture and agricultural commodities. The expansion of soy and pasture land,…
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International Paper Sets New Sustainability Goals

Last week International Paper (IP), a $26 billion company with over 60,000 employees worldwide, issued its 2011 sustainability report, full of goals the…
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Hawaiian Business Owners Can Now Choose B-Corporation

In June of this year, Hawaii became the fifth state to pass a law defining credentials local companies must go through to earn…
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Sprint Scores High Marks for Ethical Paper Sourcing

The non-profit ForestEthics ranked twelve financial and communications firms after gauging how their operations—especially those pesky mailers—affected forests. Sprint scored an A.
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Seven Companies Opt Out of Sustainable Forestry Initiative Label

Seven companies, including four from the Fortune 500, committed to not using Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s (SFI) label on paper products or company publications.…
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ForestEthics Issues Scathing Review of SFI Practices

ForestEthics has never minded punching above its weight. The forest advocacy group is taking on the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and it shouldn’t…
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Paper or Plastic? KFC Introduces Reusable Plastic Packaging

By 2011, KFC claims that the company will reduce the use of foam by over 60% and total plastic use by 17%. Part…

Hearst Looks to Boost Paper Supply from Certified Forests

The state of Maine leads the nation in percentage of certified sustainable forests, but it still has close to 10 million acres of…