November 19, 2015
At GreenBuild in Washington DC today, Rivanna was honored to win a 2015 FSC Leadership Award, highlighting the company's success in building markets for sustainable forest products and addressing climate change.
Deforestation and forest degradation worldwide are a leading cause of carbon emissions. Recognizing this, the second annual FSC Leadership Awards celebrated organizations and people who have long used markets to protect forests, which not only store carbon but also protect water quality, provide wildlife habitat, and enhance the economies of forest-dependent communities.
“The award winners demonstrate that we all have a great opportunity – and responsibility – to help protect forests,” said Corey Brinkema, president of the Forest Stewardship Council US. “By building the market for FSC products, the award winners show we can conserve forests, even as we use forest products in our daily lives,” he added.
"We are honored to receive this award and are deeply grateful to the Forest Stewardship Council in the US and worldwide for its courageous and meaningful efforts to improve the health of the world's forests and the communities they serve," said Crystal Mario, CEO of Rivanna. "We are especially pleased since the award itself is one that we designed and made, and our FSC license number is laser engraved on the back."
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