Wooden toys, tissues, outdoor furniture, books, kitchen utensils, packaging, etc. – all these products originally come from forests, as the FSC video celebrating the launch of our brand ‘Forests For All Forever’ reminds us. Sadly, too often the consumption of these products is usually at the expense of the forests and their inhabitants.
Fortunately, a movement is now underway among key industry players to meet the demands of their consumers while safeguarding forests, their wildlife, and their communities through responsible forest management and FSC certification.
Businesses are now actively developing and promoting sustainability policies through concrete actions, especially by taking sustainability all the way down their supply chains through purchasing policies and production outputs.
FSC is also supporting the fashion industry in achieving transparent and traceable sourcing of renewable raw materials. This ongoing revolution in textiles will be one of the various topics discussed during the high-level forum that will show how industry players link the value of their brands to the contribution they make to sustainable development through their FSC certification.
Who are the Speakers?
Three speakers will be presenting the high-level forum.
- Samuel Sigrist, President and General Manager, Europe, SIG Holding AG
Samuel has held his current position since 2013. Previously, he was involved in various finance roles at SIG dating back to 2005, including Director of Group Controlling & Reporting, Head of Finance/CFO of Europe, and Head of Group Projects.
- Catriona Woolner-Winders, Group Director of Corporate Strategy, Communications & Sustainability, Kingfisher
Catriona comes from Canada and has been based in the UK for 16 years. Prior to her current position, she was Senior Director of Internal Communications at Walgreens Boots Alliance.
- Ulf Johansson, Global Wood Supply & Forestry Manager, Inter IKEA
Ulf joined IKEA in 2001 as Forestry Manager in South-East Asia, and since then has held several positions in the IKEA supply organization, all the time focusing on forestry and wood-based furniture.
Join the Forum!
Anyone can join the high-level forum on Wednesday, 11 October from 2.30 to 4 p.m. – within the limits of available seating.