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PEFC to hold Responsible Paper Procurement Seminar

Friday, May 22, 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 Paper Procurement-Good for Business and the Environment”, the seminar is designed to provide a better understanding of the PEFC programme and Chain of Custody and certification issues for those working in a range of disciplines within the print and publishing sectors; printers, print buyers, and corporate social responsibility practitioners manufacturing and trading in wood-based products.

Even in these challenging economic times, companies still need to remember they need to adhere to their environmental responsibilities to meet the demands of their environmentally conscious consumers and end-users.

The seminar is to be held in The El Alamein Room at The Victory Services Club in the heart of London’s West End on Wednesday 17 June 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 5.00pm.

Speakers include Ross Bradshaw, Director-PEFC UK, Jonathan Tame-Howard Smith Paper Group, Gary Smith-Redactive Media Group, Elaine Pooke-English Heritage and Alasdair McGregor-BM TRADA.

They will discuss issues such as Responsible Paper Procurement for UK Magazine Publishers and UK Book Publishers, Chain of Custody certification, PEFC certification and the increasing demand for certified paper in the print and publishing sectors.

PEFC is now the world’s largest sustainable forest management certification2 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.

26% 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

Registration closes on 8th June 2009.




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