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Forest Certification Standard Dropped by Aetna, Allstate,...

Post by edfrank » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:23 pm

Battle of the Eco-Labels: Controversial Forest Certification Standard Dropped by Aetna, Allstate, Office Depot
BY Ariel SchwartzToday

http://www.fastcompany.com/1743288/misl ... fice-depot
...But could it be that the world's largest forest certification program--Sustainable Forestry Initiative--is a scam? It's a question we first asked last fall when ForestEthics released its SFI: Certified Greenwash report (PDF), which examines a number of SFI's misdeeds. Apparently, some major companies also think SFI is bogus. Since ForestEthics released its report, companies like Aetna, Allstate, and Office Depot have begun to phase out SFI-certified paper. The ForestEthics report on SFI claims that the certification is funded and managed by the world's largest timber companies, leading to incomplete and useless evaluations. In one particularly damning investigation, ForestEthics discovered that an SFI audit team spent five days examining a logging area bigger than Pennsylvania. The team found zero environmental violations and had no recommendations for improvement...
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