FSC certification also ensures respect for human rights within forestry including labour rights and reasonable living wages at all levels. Our products certified to FSC-C101950 are assured to be free from any direct or indirect involvement in activities that violate traditional and human rights in forestry operations, as required by the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 1695.
Our NDPE commitment helps protect communities from the significant health risks associated with Tropical Peatland fires. Tropical peatlands are being drained and destroyed for forestry, palm oil, roadways and mining. The plantations on the drained peatlands are extremely vulnerable to fire.
These drained peatland fires generally burn much longer and emit larger volumes of toxic smoke and haze that causes major health risks to local populations. A Harvard Study6 estimated the resultant smoke and particulates from the 2015 fires, was responsible for the premature deaths of 100,000 people. While the United Nations warned that the Indonesian forest fires of 2019 put nearly ten million children at risk due to air pollution.