20-year partnership supports economic viability and biological diversity in three continents
WASHINGTON, DC, February 18, 2011 – Caterpillar, Inc. has highlighted its 20-year effort to conserve tropical forests in a case study released to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. The study looks at Caterpillar’s partnership with the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF), an international, non-profit, educational institution committed to advancing environmental stewardship, economic prosperity, and social responsibility through sustainable forest management.
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led, global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development. Through its case studies, WBCSD seeks...click the headline to read more
Washington, DC, November 16, 2010 – The Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) announces it’s 2010 global impact as the organization’s 2009-2010 reporting year comes to a close, including expansion into millions of new hectares of tropical forestland and over 1,000 trained Sustainable Forestry Management (SFM) professionals across Asia Pacific, Africa and South America.
These results are made up of a series of positive impacts made by TFF’s SFM training programs in tropical regions around the globe. The organization recently completed a two-year project in Gabon, funded by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). This project represents the industry’s first implementation of Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) in Africa.
A study implemented in conjunction with TFF’s Gabon training program indicates that, compared to conventional...Click the headline to read more.
Washington, DC, September 20, 2010 – As Peru struggles to meet the forestry requirements of its Trade Promotion Agreement with the United States, the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) has been invited to study the feasibility of establishing a sustainable forestry management (SFM) training center there. TFF, based near Washington, DC, operates similar centers in South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.
U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk issued a statement in August pressing the Peruvian government to increase its commitment to implementing the requirements of an 18-point forestry addendum to the Trade Promotion Agreement. The implementation deadline was August 1, 2010.
Lima-based Bozovich Group, the largest
timber products company in Peru, contacted TFF earlier this year asking for
help to speed up the industry’s adoption of improved forestry practices. “Now
that the scope and scale of Peru’s new responsibilities under the Trade
Promotion Agreement are established, we believe that Peru’s forest industry is
sorely in need of TFF’s expertise,” Giannina Vick, general manager of Bozovich
Timber Products, the group’s U.S. operation, said in a letter to TFF. “(We)
feel that Bozovich Group, as Peru’s largest lumbering...Click the headline to read more.
to be placed on expanding partnerships and increasing awareness
Washington, DC, September 17, 2010 – After a successful tenure of 20 years that has significantly
improved tropical timber management on three continents, founding Executive
Director of the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) Keister Evans has retired. Bob
Johnston, past President and five-year board member, has been selected to serve
as new Executive Director for the organization, effective immediately.
Johnston served on the board when he was Director of Corporate Relations at Herman Miller, Inc. Prior to his role as Executive Director, Johnston facilitated three of the foundation’s long-term planning sessions and assisted with communications and fundraising projects. Additionally, he has led the legislative committees for the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association and what is now the International Wood Products Association. As Johnston enters his new leadership role as Executive Director, he plans to focus on expanding partnerships and increasing awareness of...Click the headline to read more
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