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Soil Association Certification is proud to support FSC® Friday 2021

Soil Association Certification is proud to support FSC® Friday 2021

FSC Friday – organised by the Forest Stewardship Council® – is an annual event in celebration of forests around the globe, and the promotion of responsible forest management.

The day highlights the positive impact of using timber from FSC forests on the environment, wildlife and people who live and work in them. This year’s theme is Save our forests. Save our Climate.

As an accredited FSC Certification Body we are very proud to be supporting this year’s FSC Friday. Our team is passionate about protecting our planet’s forests, and we are using today’s celebrations to share some of our favourite forests and woodlands around the world.

Happy #FSCFriday2021 everyone!

Clockwise from top-left: Senior Certification Manager, Andy Grundy, next to one of the thousands of ancient oaks in Savernake Forest; Administration Manager, Alison Pilling at Westonbirt Arboretum; Tom Humphrey, Forestry Administration Coordinator in Berwyn Mountains; Forestry Administrator Becky Fairman at Bishop’s Knoll Wood.

Clockwise from top-left: Technical Manager Emily Blackwell at Montacute House gardens; Forestry Marketing Manager Aimee Birch in The Forest of Dean; Senior Certification Officer Nicola Brennan's in Holnicote; Senior Certification Manager John Rogers in a Woodland Trust wood between Avoncliff and Freshford. 

Clockwise from top-left: Senior Certification Officer Sonia Nayar in Cairngorms national park; Technical Manager Ambra Scodro in the Trentino region in Italy; Senior Certification Officer Sam Shaw at Westonbirt Arboretum; Certification Manager Valentins Kuksinovs in a woodland in Riga, Latvia.

This year’s theme: Save our forests. Save our climate

This year’s theme Save our forests. Save our climate is all about the fight against climate change and the important contribution responsible forestry makes to these efforts.

Forests play an essential role in climate regulation. Together with oceans, forests are the key ecosystems the planet uses to remove the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. Nearly 2.6 billion tonnes, or one-third of all CO2 released from fossil fuels are absorbed by forests every year. Even with forestry operations and processing, forests function as net-removers of CO2. 1

FSC standards play an important role in maintaining forest cover, preventing deforestation and forest degradation which are vital elements in the global climate change agenda to prevent the planet padding the danger point of a more than 1.5c temperature increase. 

1 FAO Forestry Statistics  http://www.fao.org/forestry/statistics/80938/en/ [Accessed 02/09/20201]

Get involved with FSC Friday

Show your commitment to responsible forest management by getting involved with FSC Friday today. Visit the FSC website for ideas on how to show your support.

FSC Licence Code FSC®-A000525