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PEFC to hold Responsible Timber Procurement Seminar

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes (PEFC) [1] has announced that it is to hold the latest in its series of seminars, entitled, “Responsible Timber Procurement-Good for Business and the Environment”, the seminar is designed to provide a better understanding of Chain of Custody and certification issues for those manufacturing and trading in wood products.

Sponsored by leading multi-sector certification body, BM Trada Certification, the seminar is to be held in The Carisbrooke Hall at The Victory Services Club in the heart of London’s West End on Tuesday 12 May 2009, and participation is Free of Charge.

The seminar will begin with a buffet lunch at 1pm, followed by a selection of speakers who will provide an insight into their own subject matter and then participate in a moderated panel discussion which will conclude proceedings at around 4.30pm.

Speakers include Peter Latham, Chairman-PEFC UK, Alun Watkins-Furniture Industry Association, Sofie Tind Neilson-ProForest and Alasdair McGregor-BM Trada.

PEFC is now the world’s largest sustainable forest management certification [2] scheme.

Two thirds of the word’s certified forests are managed by PEFC-endorsed certification systems, delivering millions of tones of certified wood products to trading and processing companies.

25% of the world’s industrial roundwood is currently certified, the majority of it to PEFC-endorsed certification schemes.

For further information on the seminar, and details on how to register, please contact hilary.khawam@pefc.co.uk




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