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Active dialogue: public consultation on wood purchasing and measures to diminish the risk

  • Regular stakeholder debates play an important role in the company’s actions to assure a secure and sustainable supply chain
  • The series of public consultations organised by Holzindustrie Schweighofer will continue

Holzindustrie Schweighofer has hosted on Friday, 12 April, in Brașov, the public consultation on wood purchasing and measures to diminish the risk.

This was the sixth event of this kind, in the context of the implementation of the company’s action plan for a secure and sustainable supply chain.

Over 130 representatives of employers’ associations, public institutions, wood harvesting, wood processing and transport companies, private forest administrators, representatives of Forestry Directions and Chambers of Commerce, representatives of the academic environment as well as other industry players have taken part in the event.

Dan Bănacu, general manager of Holzindustrie Schweighofer Romania, said: “Our mission, which we believe in and which we support, is perfection in timber. Each and every one of us is driven by passion and you will see our colleagues always speaking passionately about what they do. We answer the civil society’s questions from the past years. We have developed a complex and detailed due diligence system, we have trained a very competent compliance team, we have introduced the Timflow traceability system and we are working on extending it to make sure that all logs delivered to our mills can be traced to their origin, even if they go through logyards.”

Holzindustrie Schweighofer representatives presented the company’s sourcing policy, the measures implemented as a result of the previous public consultations, the certification of the custody chain, the due diligence and the Timflow traceability systems.

“We take these meetings very seriously and we try to come up with solutions, we try to solve the problems you tell us about,” said Lucian Filigean, supply chain control and certification officer at Holzindustrie Schweighofer Sebeș. As proof, we have listened to the transporters’ wishes and we decided to cover all expenses connected to Timflow, starting 1 March 2018.”

The first part of the event was broadcast live on the company’s Facebook page. The series of consultations with all those interested about both the company’s activities and the evolution of the forestry sector will continue.

More details: press release [.pdf]