今年もPEFCの認証クリスマスツリーがヨーロッパの各地の街を飾りました!

2018年 1月 5日

例年、ヨーロッパ各地の街でPEFC認証林で伐採されたクリスマスツリーが飾られて、年末の祝日を盛り上げていますが、2017年もロンドンのトラファルガー広場を飾るツリー、ブラッセルのグランド・パレス、さらにローマのサンピエトロ広場やミラノのドウオモ広場をはじめ欧州各地でPEFC認証森林からのクリスマスツリーが使用されました。例年例年、ヨーロッパ各地の街でPEFC認証林で伐採されたクリスマスツリーが飾られて、年末の祝日を盛り上げていますが、2017年もロンドンのトラファルガー広場を飾るツリー、ブラッセルのグランド・パレス、さらにローマのサンピエトロ広場やミラノのドウオモ広場をはじめ欧州各地でPEFC認証森林からのクリスマス、ヨーロッパ各地の街でPEFC認証林で伐採されたクリスマスツリーが飾られて、年末の祝日を盛り上げていま例年、ヨーロッパ各地の街でPEFC認証林で伐採されたクリスマスツリーが飾られて、年末の祝日を盛り上げていますが、2017年もロンドンのトラファルガー広場を飾るツリー、ブラッセルのグランド・パレス、さらにローマのサンピエトロ広場やミラノのドウオモ広場をはじめ欧州各地でPEFC認証森林からのクリスマスツリーが使用されました。すが、2017年もロンドンのトラファルガー広場を飾るツリー、ブラッセルのグランド・パレス、さらにローマのサンピエトロ広場やミラノのドウオモ広場をはじめ欧州各地でPEFC認証森林からのクリスマスツリーが使用されました。

Report on SGEC/PEFC Forest Certification Seminar in Okayama

2017年 12月 28日

On 20th December, SGEC/PEFC Forest Certification Seminar in Okayama was held in Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture. It was the second round of a series of this seminar, which was held in the areas where acquisition of SGEC/PEFC Forest Management and CoC certification are showing rapid growth. With a participation of Okayama Prefecture as a co-sponsor, 45 people attended the seminar from the local forestry cooperatives, forestry/timber companies and governments.

The seminar commenced with the opening addresses given by the organizers. Then, presentations were given by SGEC/PEFC covering the themes such as the outline and current condition of SGEC and PEFC, the rules related to the implementation of COC, the use of SGEC/SGEC logo and the certification claims. From the representative of the authority of Okayama Prefecture, there was a report on the rapidly increasing FM and COC certification in Okayama and the current status of the establishment of the supply system of certified products, referring to the incentive programs granted by the prefecture.

A journalist of forestry policy, Mr. Y. Ishiyama, presented a suggestion on how to develop and expand the demands for certified products.

In the Q&A session, as a challenge to be sold it was pointed out that there is difficulty for improving society’s understanding of forest certification under the current situation where COC value chains have not been built up enough. In addition, a comment was raised that positive engagement of the administrative authorities is vitally important for promoting forest certification. The seminar was a good occasion to be aware of the current situation of and concerns related to Okayama where SGEC/PEFC certification is spreading rapidly in response to the expected increase of demand for certified products related to 2020 Tokyo Olympic/Paralympic Games.

 

 

Eco-Products 2017 Closed Successfully!

2017年 12月 26日

“Eco-Products 2017” closed with a big success on 9th December. Reflecting the increasing social interest in the environmental issues, over 160 thousand people visited the venue during the show.

As the first trial for this year, we welcomed Kanuma City Forest Certification Council as a co-exhibitor and had SGEC/PEFC display goods displayed at the stands of 18 other exhibitors. This was a pleasant and welcoming change from the previous years, showing the spread of SGEC/PEFC displays from “points” to “surface” through “lines”.

We aim to welcome more co-exhibitors for Eco-Products 2018 with bigger stand!

Japan Was Spotlighted at PEFC General Assembly 2017!

2017年 12月 26日

At 22nd PEFC General Assembly held in Helsinki Finland, Japan’s national forest certification system SGEC was celebrated with 117 new COC certificates issued during the past 12 months for its highest annual growth among all other national members.

Fueled by PEFC’s endorsement achieved in June last year and the forthcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, both PEFC FM and COC certificates are showing remarkable growth in Japan. Following Japan were Spain and Czech Republic.

Regarding FM certificates, Indonesia was awarded for the highest annual growth with almost 2 million ha of newly certified forest areas.

 

Eco-Products 2017

2017年 12月 7日

Asia’s largest annual environment and energy exhibition “Eco-Products 2017” opened today for three days until 9th December at Tokyo Big Sight.

This year, international forest certification system SGEC/PEFC is participating in this important event with Tochigi Prefecture’s Kanuma Municipal Forest Certification Council (KMFCC) as the co-exhibitor.

 At SGEC/PEFC stand (# 5-004 located in the middle of East 4 Hall and East 5 Hall), displayed are pamphlets and panels as well as sample PEFC/SGEC-certified products which explain SGEC/PEFC forest certification systems plainly and introduce the activity and the local certified products of KMFCC.

In addition, reflecting the rapidly spreading understanding and acceptance of forest certification such as SGEC/PEFC among companies and organisations of the forest-related industries, administrative authorities and academics, SGEC/PEFC pamphlets are displayed at other 17 stands as well.

Should you be interested in learning more about forest certification, SGEC/PEFC or KMFCC, please come to Eco-Products 2017 and visit our stand.

SGEC/PEFC Stand 1

 SGEC/PEFC Stand 2

 

PEFCAP Newsletter Vol 42

2017年 11月 30日

PEFC Aia Promotions has just issued PEFCAP Bi-lingual Newsletter Vol 42.
The topics of this issue are the following;-

PEFCAP News
– Closure of PEFC Asia Promotions and Integration woth SGEC
– SGEC Forest Certification Seminar in Ehime and Okayama
– Perspective of DEvelopment of Paper Procurement Policy for 2020 Tokyo
International News
– PEFC Seeks Comments on the Korean Forest Certification System
– 2017 PEFC Forest Week and General Assembly in Finland
Introduction of PEFC-certified Products with PEFC Logo
– Yokohama Milk Adopted PEFC-certified Paper for School Lunch Milk

We hope that you will enjoy the latest news related to PEFC International and PEFC Japan.

PEFCAP Bi-lingual Newsletter Vol 42

SGEC/PEFC Forest Certification Seminar in Ehime

2017年 11月 10日

Recently, there has been a sharp rise in the acquisition of forest certification among forest products industries throughout the nation. Reflecting this trend, the secretariats of PEFC Asia Promotions and SGEC are receiving many requests for information related to general issues of forest certification and questions on acquiring forest management certification and/or COC certification.
In response to such voices, we are planning to organize SGEC/PEFC Forest Certification Seminar in those selected areas where acquisition of FM and/or COC certification is showing prominent growth among others.
The first seminar will be held in Ehime Prefecture on 29th November.
Those who live in Ehime or its surrounding areas, please apply for the seminar and learn about SGEC/PEFC!

For applying for the seminar, kindly advise company name, section, your name by e-mail to;-
desk@sgec-eco.org.

Seminar Program (in Japanese)

Milk in PEFC-certified Paper Pack is Delivered to School Children

2017年 10月 11日

PEFC-certified paper pack, manufactured and supplied by Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. is used for the milk that children in Kanagawa Prefecture drink at meals everyday.
This PEFC-certified paper pack is adopted by 235 elementary and junior high schools, school meal kitchens and meal delivery centers located in Yokohama, Yamato, Sagamihara and Ayase areas. Approximately 2 million packs are used monthly, giving chance to so many children to see the PEFC logo mark everyday.
PEFC is very proud of the decision made by Yokohama Milk Industry Co., Ltd. to select PEFC logo mark that values forests and assures their protection forever, and wish that this move will spread widely among other schools in Japan.

Report on SGEC’s Lecture Meeting on Indigenous People/Ainu People

2017年 9月 8日

On 6th September, Sustainable Green Eco-system Council (SGEC) held the captioned lecture meeting inviting two guest lecturers from Ainu Association of Hokkaido, Mr. Yupo Abe, President and Mr. Yukio Satoh, Chief Secretary.

The criteria of sustainable forest certification include requirements from there aspects such as environment, social and economic aspects, and the protection of indigenous people’s rights is considered as one of the most important elements of the social aspects.

This lecture meeting was held for the purpose of improving the stakeholders’ understanding of Ainu people as indigenous people, and the attendees from certification bodies, industrial organizations, companies and NGOs leaned much about the history and the current situation of Ainu people attentively.

 

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