WHY DID WE CHOOSE TO MAKE GAMES WITH CERTIFIED WOOD?
Forests are an irreplaceable heritage that are endangered by degradation, deforestation and illegality. WORLDWIDE, 30% of timber is traded illegally. Most such wood originates in South America, Central Africa and South-East Asia.
In ITALY 10% of our timber is imported illegally. The Italian Statistics Office (2011) found that in the “agriculture, forestry and fishing” sector up to 50% of employees in some regions of the country are working illegally.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN THAT MILANIWOOD GAMES ARE FSC™ CERTIFIED™?
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC™) is an international, non-governmental, non-profit organisation established in 1993 to promote the responsible management of forests and plantations. FSC™ promotes responsible forest management worldwide, which means the wood used comes from responsibly managed forests. In practical terms, this equates to:
1 . Environmental respect >> to protect and maintain natural communities and high conservation value forests.
2 . Socially useful >> to respect the rights of workers, communities and indigenous peoples.
3 . Economically sustainable >> to build markets, add greater value and create equitable access to the benefits.
WHO GUARANTEES THAT MANAGEMENT IS ACTUALLY RESPONSIBLE?
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC™) is an international, non-governmental, non-profit organisation established in 1993 to promote the responsible management of forests and plantations. Its members include NGOs and environmental groups (WWF, Greenpeace), social groups (National Aboriginal Forestry Association of Canada), forest owners, wood and paper processing and trading industries (Tetra Pack, Mondi), retail groups, researchers and experts. In total, there are around 900 members.