Sonae Arauco reinforces its commitment with the mission and values of the FSC®

Sonae Arauco is now a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) International, taking another important step in its mission of creating a sustainable forest value chain. The company, which is one of the largest wood-based solutions’ players in the world, joins a group of more than 1000 members that integrate this international non-profit organization, dedicated to promoting the responsible management of the world’s forests.

According to Kim Carstensen, Director General of FSC International, “the global membership of FSC is growing considerably at the moment, and we’re very happy to welcome Sonae Arauco as the newest international member in Portugal. We look forward to working with Sonae Arauco to deliver on the shared mission of our global membership to ensure responsible forest management that leads to Forests For All forever.”

“Being a member of FSC International made perfect sense for Sonae Arauco, once that we are completely committed with the use of wood originated from sustainable sources, certified and controlled”, explains Nuno Calado, Wood Regulation & Sustainability Manager at Sonae Arauco.

With this step, “Sonae Arauco reinforces its commitment with the mission and values of the FSC, which advocates a responsible forest management, while being able to share its perspectives in the FSC’s General Meetings, contributing to the decision making and the election of the members of the Board of Directors, in addition to actively participate in the FSC network.

Sonae Arauco – a result of a joint-venture between the Portuguese Sonae Indústria and the Chilean Arauco companies – is now one of the 1.137 members of the organization which, in 2014, had 842 members. The FSC is structured in three pillars (environmental, social and economic) and all have equal rights in decision-making processes.