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Cox Enterprises Expands Supplier Sustainability Program

Cox Enterprises has set national paper standards for its business locations in a move that the company expects to annually save the equivalent of 5,040 trees and about 2.5 million gallons of water, as well as eliminate nearly 80 tons of waste. Cox’s operations across the country are now using … Read more »

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Stash Ditches SFI Eco-Label

Stash Tea has removed the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) logo from its products following allegations the certification program is controlled by the logging industry, Sustainable Business Oregon reports. Stash joins 24 other companies that have shunned the ecolabel including AT&T, Comcast, Office Depot and Southwest Airlines, according to Forest Ethics. … Read more »

Tork NA Paper Now 100% Recycled or Certified

SCA has announced that all of its Tork paper products in North America are now made from either 100 percent recycled fiber or from fresh fiber sourced from suppliers with “chain of custody” certification. The company, which is the world’s third-largest paper business, is also committing to achieve Forest Stewardship … Read more »

Scholastic Beats FSC-Certified Paper Goal a Year Early

Scholastic Beats FSC-Certified Paper Goal a Year Early

Children’s publishing, education and media company Scholastic purchased over half of its paper from Forest Stewardship Council-approved sources last year, surpassing its 35 percent target for 2012 one year early, the company has announced. In 2011, Scholastic purchased 79,485.5 tons of paper of which 42,357 tons, or 53.3 percent, was … Read more »

Ikea Accused of Logging Old-Growth Forests

A subsidiary of furniture retailer Ikea is logging old-growth forests and other high conservation value forests in western Russia, according to the Global Forestry Coalition. GFC – an alliance of NGOs from more than 40 countries – alleges that Ikea’s wholly owned logging subsidiary Swedwood has been clear-cutting forests in … Read more »

Office Depot Recycling Earnings up 37%; CO2 Down 11%

Office Depot Recycling Earnings up 37%; CO2 Down 11%

In 2010 Office Depot earned $2.43 million from recycling, up 37% from 2009, according to its 2011 Corporate Citizenship Report. The company, which has a goal of earning more money from product recycling than it spends on sending waste to landfills, also reduced waste costs by 4 percent to $3.81 … Read more »

Avon GHG Emissions Fall, But Energy Use Rises

Avon GHG Emissions Fall, But Energy Use Rises

Avon’s GHG emissions intensity for its global manufacturing fell 6.6 percent in 2010, from 36.6 to 34.2 metric tons of CO2e per million units, but its total energy use increased by 1.2 percent, according to the company’s 2010-2011 corporate responsibility report. Avon said that the launch of its Zanesville, Ohio … Read more »

Shipping Crates Recycled into Commercial Hardwood Flooring

Viridian Wood has debuted two FSC-certified exotic hardwood flooring products that are 100 percent reclaimed from shipping pallets and crates. The commercial-grade products are called Jakarta Market Blend and Fishtail Oak. Jakarta Market Blend is a varied mix of dense hardwoods from the tropical lowlands of Asia, and comes in four different finishes—Dark Sort, … Read more »

Seven More Companies Dump Sustainable Forestry Initiative

AT&T, State Farm and Comcast are among seven Fortune 500 companies that have joined a growing corporate movement against the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, an eco-label that a non-profit alleges “greenwashes” environmentally damaging products. The trend began in March when seven other prominent brands – Allstate, Office Depot, United Stationers, Garnet … Read more »

Domtar Broadens FSC Paper Product Range

Paper manufacturer Domtar Corporation has announced a broad expansion of its product line and now expects to sell more than 150,000 additional tons of Forestry Stewardship Council-certified paper per year. Domtar’s EarthChoice product line – the broadest collection of environmentally and socially responsible papers available, the company says – will now … Read more »

Scholastic Raises FSC Paper Goal

Scholastic Raises FSC Paper Goal

Scholastic Inc. is increasing its targeted percentage of certified paper from 30 to 35 percent after making “significant gains” towards the goal, the company announced yesterday. The publishing firm announced in January 2008 that it would increase its purchase of Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper to 30 percent by 2012. The … Read more »

WWF Allows Companies to Destroy Forests, Report Charges

A World Wildlife Fund industry partnership to protect forests is failing in its duties, according to a human rights group. In Pandering to the Loggers (pdf) a report out yesterday, Global Witness charged that companies are destroying forests and trading in illegally sourced timber while basking in the glow of … Read more »