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.

 

Report on two “SGEC/PEFC Forest Certification Seminars in Tokyo”

2017年 9月 6日

Reflecting the rapidly expanding interest in forest certification amongst forest-based product industries such as forestry, timber, paper and furniture industry, the captioned two seminars dated 23rd and 29th August were held with over capacity 220 attendees.

With the program of the seminars including variety of topics such as the latest general news of post-endorsement SGEC, rules of how to handle SGEC and PEFC certified materials in each COC certification, procedures for interchange between PEFC and SGEC claims, SGEC/PEFC project COC certification related to construction projects related to 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, we received many favorable comments from the attendees.

In response to the increasing demands, SGEC and PEFC Asia Promotions are planning to hold a similar event in the forthcoming autumn in Western Japan. We will make an announcement as soon as the details have been determined.

Rapidly Growing PEFC in Russia

2017年 8月 17日

PEFC Russia was established in April 2003, joined PEFC International in October 2004, endorsed by PEFC in February 2009 and re-endorsed in February 2010.

Regarding FM Certification, the first certificate was issued in March 2010 to a Finnish company operating in the European Russia.

Due to an internal reason, the area of certified forests became none in 2015.

However, after strengthening up the organization in 2015, PEFC Russia has shown remarkable growth from 2016 with over 12.0 million Ha of certified area and 26 COC certificates.

PEFC International values the potentiality of the forestry and wood industry of Russia which has forests of over 800 million Ha and the increasing demands for sustainably produced Russian forest industry products.

An economic and industrial cooperation agreement was signed between Japan and Russia at the summit talks held in Japan last autumn, investments from Japan and trades between the two countries are expected to be activated and expand remarkably.

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