The inaugural FSC Asia Pacific Business Forum was successfully held in Hanoi, Vietnam from on 8 November. As part of the programme, a field trip was organised on 7 November, which we took our participants to two local FSC-certified businesses to see firsthand forestry and chain-of-custody operations under FSC certifications.
Participants arriving at the site for a briefing session at our first destination of the day – the office of Hoa Binh Forestry Company VINAFOR (FSC-C111201) – in Dân Hạ Commune, Kỳ Sơn District, Hoa Bình Province.
Mr. Ha Xuan Mai, the Deputy Director General of VINAFOR, introduced the company and their FSC certification.
Travelling to the VINAFOR’s FSC FM/CoC certified forest in Luong Son, Hoa Binh, where the group learnt more about the responsible forest management model on site
Headed to the second destination of the day –Woodsland Joint Stock Company (FSC-C118255).
A warm welcome from Woodsland and an introduction to their FSC/CoC certification model and FSC certified furniture.
Safety gears were provided to all participants and the tour were off to view the factory’s daily operations.
A group photo to conclude the fruitful trip and the first day of FSC Asia Pacific Business Forum 2017.