The Changing Landscape of Forest Management

Over the past 13 years, the world has lost an average of 50 soccer fields of forests every minute. But times are changing: Many companies are shifting their attention to forests, making strong commitments and establishing clear expectations of their suppliers.

WASHINGTON, DC – Global trends are reshaping how businesses approach sustainability. On one hand, consumers and investors are pushing businesses to raise their standards. On the other hand, technological shifts are generating more and better information faster, enabling unprecedented levels of transparency and accountability.

Nowhere is this clearer then when it comes to management of the world’s forests.

Forests are a vital resource. But, today, they are under tremendous pressure, owing to growing demand for food, fuel, and fiber. Over the past 13 years, the world has lost an average of 50 soccer fields of forests every minute. Poor quality, out-of-date information often poses challenges even for companies with the best intentions.

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