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December 7, 2017
Schweighofer Group tied to illegal logging in Romanian National Park, EIA finds
In a recent field investigation in Romania, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) found evidence of illegal logging in Romania’s second-largest national park linked to the Austrian timber giant Holzindustrie Schweighofer. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) disassociated itself from Schweighofer in early 2017 due to "clear and convincing evidence" that the company had sourced illegal wood in Romania. The FSC's Expert Panel recommended that Schweighofer not be allowed back into the FSC until they could trace all their timber supplies from the forest stand to the company's mill gates.   ...
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