The Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal on a product serves to immediately communicate a company’s commitment to planet and people. By signing on to the annual Follow the Frog campaign, this year set for September 10-24, brands and companies can highlight their commitment to sustainable sourcing through their work with the Rainforest Alliance.
Businesses are under increasing scrutiny and pressure from stakeholders and society to become more accountable for their environmental and societal impacts. Those who have committed to do so, a milestone in itself, can choose from an increasing variety of reporting frameworks. Which reporting framework to choose? What does it take to implement these?
Mexico's ejidos (systems for community-based land ownership) conduct a range of sustainable forestry operations on the land granted to them by the federal government. From a conservation perspective, they are a resounding success, keeping ecosystems healthy by allowing communities to benefit from the sustainable use of their natural resources. But from a social perspective, the ejido system could be in trouble, by excluding young people, and especially young women, from participating.
You should think before you use another piece of paper, but in a different way. To understand why going paperless isn’t always the best option, we must take a close look at the forestry industry, including the North American forest landscape that produces pulp for home and personal care products, like paper towels and tissues, as well as for timber products such as wood furniture.