Essity is collaborating with FSC and The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition of Action initiative to further strengthen responsible forest management, nurture high conservation value forests and increase the certification of forest operations in north-western Russia.
Essity is co-financing the project, which aims to provide trainings and workshops to forest managers and government officials to increase the uptake of sustainable forest management practices in north-western Russia, as well as engage communities and other local stakeholders in a landscape planning process.
The project is a follow-up to an earlier successful collaboration in which FSC, together with Greenpeace Russia and the WWF Russia, worked with the Russian government to introduce formal protection of high conservation value forests in the Dvinsky region.
Earlier in 2021, Essity also started collaborating with the members of The CGF’s Forest Positive Coalition in several other projects to strengthen forest management and prevent deforestation.
The Consumer Goods Forum is a global partnership organisation for manufacturers and consumer goods retailers.
Magnus Groth, Essity’s President and Chief Executive, will be taking part in the discussion together with other business leaders and representatives from the United Nations.
The discussions will focus on how fast-moving consumer goods companies and retail companies collaborate pre-competitively with industry peers and NGO stakeholders to achieve this interim goal and halve emissions by 2030 and be NetZero by 2050.
He said: “We must increase collaboration if we are to achieve our own goals and contribute to our joint targets for greater sustainability.
“An exchange of knowledge and experiences will strengthen our ambitions and ability to reach targets in the short and long term.”