European Sustainable Development week: Carrefour’s specific actions to combat deforestation and promote biodiversity

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Jun-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — At Carrefour, doing our job well means committing to more sustainable and responsible trade.

Throughout European Sustainable Development week (from 30 May to 5 June), Carrefour is sharing its initiatives on a daily basis, its specific actions in France and the countries in which it operates to limit the depletion of natural resources, guarantee long term offerings and fulfil customers’ expectations increasingly well.

Our specific actions to combat deforestation and promote biodiversity

Our forests provide us with food, wood and are home to much of the world’s biodiversity. They are also a factor in climate regulation.
Carrefour has committed to protecting the natural resources of the forests and has established a progress plan prioritising wood or paper from sustainably managed forests.   The Group supports the Consumer Goods Forum target of moving towards zero deforestation by 2020.

Today, over 60 Carrefour brand products are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.

What is the FSC?
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an internationally recognized label that guarantees sustainable and responsible forests management by means of:
– Demanding environmental and social criteria;
– Inspections conducted by independent bodies;
– Verification of each stage of the supply chain, from forest to the finished product.

Barbecue time…  
Did you know that in France, 100% of Carrefour brand outdoor garden furniture is FSC certified or of French origin? And Carrefour charcoal is produced in industrial ovens from European broad-leafed trees such as oak, beech, ash and alder. These species come from East European forests that are sustainably managed and FSC certified.

SOURCE: Carrefour