febrero 2, 2010
Presentation | Sustainable Procurement of Forest Products
by Jonathan Lash and Björn Stigson
Decisions regarding the purchase and use of wood and paper-based products can have far reaching, long-term impacts. Consumers, retailers, investors, and communities are taking an increased interest in how their buying decisions affect the environment. Will their purchase today help or hurt the availability of similar products or important natural resources for future generations? These decisions are also expanding rapidly as forests are being recognized as important renewable resources for addressing global warming and for renewable energy.
A variety of tools, initiatives, and labels has been developed to guide consumers of wood and paper based-products. But many organizations that want to implement a sustainable procurement policy may not have the necessary resources and familiarity with the issues to efficiently sort through the myriad choices available. The purpose of this publication is to help them.
This report was created to help procurement managers make informed choices. Specifically it: