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Has HS Timber Achieved Full Traceability?

    HS Timber, formerly Holzindustrie Schweighofer, is an Austrian company that is the largest timber processor in Romania. Following a year-long investigation into widespread allegations of illegal timber purchasing, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) disassociated itself from HS Timber in 2017. The first requirement the FSC set for HS Timber’s reassociation was for the […]

 Illegal wood in PNSD and Yavarí Tapiche
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The Origin App

EIA Launches Mobile App to Help Consumers Seek and Demand Wood Product Origin Information to Achieve Greater Supply Chain Transparency Washington D.C. — Today, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) launched The Origin App, a mobile application that empowers people to make better choices about what and from whom they buy. EIA believes that people deserve […]

 Illegal wood in PNSD and Yavarí Tapiche
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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Romania’s New Timber Traceability System Removes Public Transparency

On January 31, Romania released a new electronic timber traceability system, an important step in its transition to a fully digital forest sector. Unfortunately, the new system has inexplicably removed all public transparency. Following years of intense public pressure on the government to end the rampant illegal logging that is plaguing the country, the new […]

Climate-Friendly Supermarkets Map
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Climate-friendly Supermarket Scorecard

Supermarkets Failing to Tackle Super Pollutant HFCs Washington D.C. — Today, EIA launched the Climate-friendly Supermarket Scorecard assessing the largest U.S. supermarkets on actions and commitments to reduce hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – potent greenhouse gases used in cooling. Although climate-friendly options are readily available, American supermarkets continue to rely mainly on HFCs with thousands of times […]

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How to Use Romania’s Forest Inspector

  Forest Inspector, a real-time map-based presentation of all timber transports in Romania, has been updated to include significant levels of transparency to an already impressive online tool. EIA has created a short video tutorial introducing the website’s new and existing features. Due to increasing deforestation globally, pressure has increased for improved transparency and traceability […]