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PEFC UK Newsletter July 2010, Issue 18

PEFC UK Newsletter July 2010, Issue 18

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Published by PEFC International
The July Issue of PEFC UK's website discusses the Pamplona Bull Run, Havana Cultura, Lock Gates, a report from 'Our Man in Beijing', and PEFC UK's 9th AGM.
The July Issue of PEFC UK's website discusses the Pamplona Bull Run, Havana Cultura, Lock Gates, a report from 'Our Man in Beijing', and PEFC UK's 9th AGM.

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Published by: PEFC International on Jul 14, 2010
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This year, the fences markingthe route of the Bull Run at theworld-renowned San FerminFestival were made from PEFC-certied timber. The annual, week-long festival, better known asthe Pamplona Bull Running, is atraditional celebration held from6 to 14 July.
While the festival, which was rstdocumented in the 14
Century, is perhapsbest known for the encierro; the runningof the bulls, the most important day isactually 7 July, when thousands of peopleaccompany a replica of the statue of SaintFermin along the streets in the Pamplonaold town.The Bull Run which stretches fromCorralillos to the Plaza de Torros, is 825meters long and the average time of therun from start to nish is about threeminutes. It is fenced in for the safety ofthe spectators and the fencing timber wassourced locally from PEFC-certied forests.The pinewood used for the fencing plankscame from the Roncal Valley, located inthe Navarre woodlands and the fence wasmade by a local carpenter in Puente laReina.The use of locally-sourced PEFC-certiedwood and a local, certied carpenter for theproject reects the objectives of Navarre’sgovernment; to expand forest certicationin the region in order to support sustainableforest management and create local jobs.PEFC Spain were delighted that theNavarres’ Government had chosen thisworld-renowned festival to demonstrateits commitment to both sustainable forestmanagement and rural development.More than forty percent of the Navarre’swoodlands are currently certied to PEFC,the world’s largest forest certicationsystem and the leading system in Spain,ensuring the responsible managementof the area’s vast ecological wealth andresources while contributing to its socialand economic development”.
What makes this album unique is that itis the rst to print the record sleeve onPEFC-certied paper and uses the logo toprove it.The album packaging was produced byLondon-based company, Clear Sound &Vision Ltd. Formed in 1997, the companyhas worked predominantly within themusic and lm industries; managing andproviding solutions for manufacturing ofCDs, CD ROMs, DVDs, vinyl pressings andassociated print, packaging and design.In recent years however, the company hasseen its client base extend both in andoutside of the entertainment business;their client list now includes blue chipcompanies such as Sony Music, EMI,Warner Music, O2 and Barclays.A major part of CSV’s business is theprovision of bespoke packaging solutions,the company has always been keen todemonstrate its strong commitment tousing environmentally-friendly products.CSV’s Clive Robins explained
“We takeour commitment to responsible packagingvery seriously and gained PEFC and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain of custody certication to provide assurancesto our customers. We are proud todemonstrate our support for responsibleforest management by including both thePEFC and FSC logos on our packaging.These accreditations are valuable to bothour business and our customers and it issomething we actively promote”.
A new 12” album hit the shopsearlier this month – BrownswoodRecordings’ Havana CulturaRemixed presented byinternationally renowned DJ GillesPeterson.In May, Hargreaves Lock Gatesannounced that it had achieveddual chain of custody certicationfor both PEFC and FSC.
The Yorkshire-based company designs,manufactures and installs canal lockgates in either timber or timber and steelcomposite.The company also includes lock furniture,footbridges and tidal doors in its productportfolio; providing a bespoke service tospeciers, clients and contractors.As a major timber user, the company isnaturally keen to provide its clients withassurances of sustainable sourcing.Hargreaves’ Nigel Lord said that as acompany committed to sourcing fromresponsibly-managed forests, they wereproud to demonstrate their supportfor sustainable forest management byproviding their customers with assurancesthat their raw material could be traced backto forests certied to a credible certicationstandard such as PEFC’s. Hargreaves joinsa global community of more than 8,000companies which have now achieved PEFCchain of custody certication.
In May, PEFC UK was one of the twentyve sponsors that participated in TRADATechnology’s one-day continuousprofessional development seminar; InTouch with Timber 2010. The conference,which was held at The Queen Elizabeth IIConference Centre in London, aimed toinspire construction industry professionalsto make the most of timber. This year’stheme was ‘Innovations with Timber’ andfocused on timber’s unique structural andaesthetic qualities.Close on 200 delegates, includingarchitects, engineers, speciers andother construction industry professionals,attended to hear keynote speaker AndrewWaugh, Director, Waugh ThistletonArchitects and learn more from a range ofcase studies include the Wood Wave roof
IPEX 2010
May proved a busy month for the PEFCteam. In addition to ying the ag forcertied timber at In Touch with Timber,we were also promoting the benets ofPEFC-certied paper at IPEX 2010 whichwas billed as “the largest English-speakingglobal technology event for print, publishingand media”. Despite BA strikes and theuncertain economic climate, more than50,000 visitors from 135 countries madetheir way to the NEC for the seven-dayshow which is held once every four years,with almost half of those attending comingfrom outside the UKExhibiting in one of the 30 small exhibitionpods in the Knowledge Centre area, thePEFC team were kept busy engagingwith a steady stream of visitors from theprint and publishing sectors who were
keen to learn more about the benetsof using certied paper. PEFC Director,Ross Bradshaw also presented thePEFC programme to a full house in theKnowledge Centre theatre. This was therst time that PEFC UK had participatedin the show but we are already lookingforward to the next one in 2014.
In June, the Central Point of Expertiseon Timber (CPET) announced thatdue to a high number of stakeholderresponses during the recent publicconsultation, the review of forestcertication schemes approved as“Category A evidence” for UK publicprocurement has been delayed.The two global forest certicationschemes approved as ‘Category Aevidence’, PEFC and FSC, are reviewedbiennially by CPET to ensure thatthey continue to provide evidence ofcompliance with the UK Government’stimber procurement policy.The CPET Technical Panel met inmid-May to assess the documentationcollated by CPET with support fromFSC and PEFC and to provide the nalscoring against each criterion. As a partof the review of certication schemes,evidence of non-compliance submittedby stakeholders is also considered andCPET invited stakeholders to provideevidence of non-compliance by PEFC,FSC and their national schemes.The consultation period ended in Mayand CPET received a high numberof stakeholder responses, especiallyrelated to the new criteria. The TechnicalPanel will therefore meet again inSeptember to nalise the scoring. CPETexpects to have the result of the 2010Category A review in October.Do you currently source products foryour business from China? PEFC UKrecognises that more than ever, China isthe workshop of the world and that manyUK companies currently import wood-based products manufactured there.In order to maintain an unbroken chain ofcustody link, we realise that it’s importantthat to grow the number of Chinese chainof custody certied suppliers to enable UKcompanies to be able to make claims anduse the logo on-product.As a result, over the past two yearsPEFC UK has been co-funding the Asiapromotions programme, which is designedto grow demand for chain of custodycertication in China.If you’d like our man in Bejing to presentthe PEFC programme to your suppliers andexplain the benets of chain of custodycertication, you can contact him direct bye-mail at: benson.yu@pefcasia.orgor by phone: +86 (10) 59574863.
system of the Richmond Oval and theaward-winning Deal Pier & Cafe Bar.This the last year that the event willrun in its current on-day format. In2011 it will be replaced by a two-dayevent – Timber Expo which will be heldat the Ricoh Centre in Coventry on27-28 September. PEFC has alreadycommitted to supporting this importantnew timber showcase.For further information visit: www.timber-expo.co.uk

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