Renowned Architect Kengo Kuma and Isetan Mitsukoshi Choose FSC

Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. reopened its flagship Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi department store, after a face-lift that includes a new first floor designed by internationally-famous architect Kengo Kuma and manufactured by IMPD Construction/ Design division. Themed “Bright and White Forests”, the tree crown-inspired information counters were made of FSC-certified wood, as well as the centre hall reception of … Continue reading Renowned Architect Kengo Kuma and Isetan Mitsukoshi Choose FSC

FSC International Director General visits Asia Pacific

In March 2018, Kim Carstensen, the FSC International Director General, visited Japan, New Zealand and Australia for a Board of Directors meeting and attended a series of events to strengthen ties and gather feedback from FSC’s stakeholders in the region. Here is a short summary of his productive visit. JAPAN (13-17 March) The FSC Board … Continue reading FSC International Director General visits Asia Pacific

Labour of Love – the First Detached House in Japan Earns FSC Project Certification

A newly built detached house,  translated as “A House with Many Good Stories” from Japanese to English, was awarded by SA – Soil Association a Partial Project Certification for its use of FSC-certified materials in both the exterior walls and interior components of the building. The materials used for this project are domestic FSC-certified woods. It was … Continue reading Labour of Love – the First Detached House in Japan Earns FSC Project Certification

FSC reaches APAC certificates milestones: over 10,000 Chain of Custody certificates now in the region

No. of certificate holders has increased significantly despite slow down growth in regional economy The number of FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) certifications in the Asia Pacific region has reached a record high number of 10,077, according to the facts and figures of FSC International released in July. The APAC region now has the second … Continue reading FSC reaches APAC certificates milestones: over 10,000 Chain of Custody certificates now in the region

Kirin Group commits to going 100% FSC-certified for their domestic paper packaging

Kirin Holdings Company Limited announced on February 2017 their commitment to sourcing only FSC-certified fibre materials for all of their paper packagings by 2020 for their Japan integrated beverages business. The company aims to use only FSC-certified paper material for all of its six-can packaging by the end of this year. Subsequently, all gift boxes, … Continue reading Kirin Group commits to going 100% FSC-certified for their domestic paper packaging