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ISO proposal for the creation of a new technical committee “Sustainable process for wood and wood-based products”

ISO proposal for the creation of a new technical committee “Sustainable process for wood and wood-based products”

 

ISO proposal for the creation of a new technical committee “Sustainable process for wood and wood-based products

 

 

Scope:Standardization in the field of the wood and wood-based industries, including but not limited to sustainability and renewability aspects, chain of custody, timber tracking and timber measurement, across the entire supply chain from biomass production to the finished wood and wood-based products.

 

The importance of forests and their resources to the livelihood of our planet is unquestionable. According to latest data from the United Nations, these ecosystems cover approximately 4 billion hectares or about 30% of Earth’s land area and 1.6 billion people depend on forests for income generation and subsistence.

 

Technological advances and the versatility of wood as a renewable raw material also play a crucial role in the design of solutions for this dilemma. As innovation progresses, a bio-economy based on woody biomass becomes feasible, allowing a more diverse use of products made from fiber and lignin, many of them positioned to replace chemical compounds derived from petroleum.

 

TC 287 aims to develop additional International Standards to support and complement ISO 38200. Chain of custody of wood and wood-based products

 

The aim of the future TC is to promote the sustainable production of renewable wood and wood-based products by preserving natural resources and mitigating negative environmental impacts. Technical Committee 287 will serve as a forum to produce state-of-the-art, market relevant standards that can be adopted internationally. The intention of TC 287 is not to compete with existing TCs on specific products, but to complement them by handling the topics that are common to all parts of the wood and wood-based industry.

 

In case of national interest, BDS can approve the creation of ISO/TC on „Sustainable process for wood and wood-based products”.
If the establishment of ISO/TC is accepted by the national standards bodies – members of ISO, Bulgaria can obtain P- or O-membership in the work of the newly established committee.

 

The national stakeholders can provide their position on the proposal for this new field of ISO technical activity by 15.07.2019 to Velichka Alexandrova, e-mail: velichka.alexandrova@bds-bg.org, tel: +359 2 81 74 589.

 

14 Jun 2019