FSC digs heels in as pressure builds for it to act on Ikea illegal timber scandal

22.07.2020 A passive response to Earthsight’s Ikea investigation reflects deep-rooted inertia within Forest Stewardship Council 

EU and Ukraine authorities urged to ‘systematically reform’ forest sector

06.07.2020 To end Illegal logging, reform must go beyond national efforts announced so far

Ukraine Prime Minister pledges crackdown on illegal logging after Earthsight exposé

25.06.2020 Government announcement came on same day environment authorities reveal criminal probe started into forestry enterprise linked to Ikea suppliers

Robinson Lumber's perilous trade with Peru's Maderera Bozovich

06.01.2020 No US firm imports more high-risk wood from Peru than Robinson Lumber and they continue to buy from a company with a long rap sheet of alleged illegalities

New probe finds EU demand for oak flooring fuelling corruption and violence in Ukraine

19.12.2019 $35m of timber purchased by major EU parquet flooring manufacturers from two Ukraine firms linked to widespread illegal logging, corruption and business malpractices

Sônia Guajajara: “Agribusiness today really is a plague”

29.11.2019 In an exclusive interview, prominent indigenous leader Sônia Guajajara discusses the threats facing indigenous peoples and Europe’s responsibilities towards conservation in Brazil

Alleged human rights abuses at Cameroon rubber plantation pile pressure on Sudcam

28.11.2019 Despite 2018 pledges to improve sustainability credentials, Sudcam project continues to leave locals short-changed

Activists face deadly risks in protecting lands from global agribusiness

07.08.2019 Global Witness report reveals 164 land defenders murdered in 2018

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