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MyEnvironment FSC Timber Excellence Award

2012-12-03 09.46.20 pm

MyEnvironment Inc.’s Director Sarah Rees accepted the timber industry award, along with Dr. Chris Taylor of Melbourne University, for constructive engagement in the development of the Forest and Stewardship Council of Australia’s wood Standard. Luke Chamberlain of the Wilderness Society and Adam Menary of MyEnvironment were also recipients of the award.

Across the evening other recipients of the FSC excellence awards included Kimberly Clark. Zoo’s Victoria were also nominees for best campaign award.

“The engagement award was for our commitment to strengthening the standard by way of gap analysis’ and driving a national risk assessment. To make a standard for wood really good, you need to make it robust.”

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2012-12-03 09.46.20 pm

MyEnvironment Inc.’s Director Sarah Rees accepted the timber industry award, along with Dr. Chris Taylor of Melbourne University, for constructive engagement in the development of the Forest and Stewardship Council of Australia’s wood Standard. Luke Chamberlain of the Wilderness Society and Adam Menary of MyEnvironment were also recipients of the award.

Across the evening other recipients of the FSC excellence awards included Australian Blue Gum Plantations and Kimberly Clark. Zoo’s Victoria were also nominees for best campaign award.

“The engagement award was for our commitment to strengthening the standard by way of gap analysis’ and driving a national risk assessment. To make a standard for wood really good, you need to make it robust.”

“Our skilled team worked to improve the FSC certification standard over the last 5 years and ultimately developed a stricter label by way of the environmental assurances it makes. We have worked with industry, auditors and the standards development team to provide the Australian timber industry with a very good standard."

“We accept there are still challenges but it is ultimately a work in progress and we are firmly committed along with WWF, Greenpeace and The Wilderness Society to the development of Australia’s own National FSC standard.”

“We see certification as a communication instrument to consumers. If a product badge, like FSC, tells the consumers that it is safe, eco and innovative, then it has to be what it promises. Our work ensured that the FSC was enacting its claims. The FSC is an intelligent standard by contrast to others because it is capable of responding to change."