“The Principality’s responsibility to look after forests is a symbol of our global responsibility” H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
Deforestation is a major issue progressing in many regions of the world. The best way to combat this scourge is to adopt responsible forest management.
Wood-consumers – companies as well as individuals – can combat deforestation thanks to responsible purchasing, in other words by consuming certified wood and wood products. Indeed, certified wood comes from sustainably managed forests – forests exploited in a way that does not cause harm to the environment, biodiversity and local communities.
This program is part of the initiative of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation “Monaco makes a commitment against deforestation”. Partners of the Foundation in this program are Department of the Environment, the MC2D Association (Monaco Développement Durable – Monaco Sustainable Development) and technical partners – FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) and ATIBT (International Technical Association for Tropical Timber).
Our program aims to raise awareness among Monegasque companies about this issue and their responsibility when buying wood and wood-derived products. Regarding direct actions to implement as well as raising awareness, companies have a key role to play in this program. Thus, they are encouraged to buy, use and promote certified wood and wood-derived products to their customers and suppliers.
The Wood Charter was created in 2011 thanks to the help of a pilot group of companies and helped to bring together as many players as possible.
The success of this project is possible thanks to the willingness and the responsibility of all the companies.
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Department of the Environment and the MC2D Association call all the companies in the Principality to mobilize themselves around this project and to use wood and wood-derivec products in an environmentally-friendly way.
The following companies and institutions have signed the Wood Charter program in the Principality. Thus, alongside the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Department of the Environment and the MC2D Association they take part to the initiative “Monaco makes a commitment against deforestation”.