FSC® Germany celebrated this success with a two-day event in Hamburg on November 6th and 7th, 2023. Kinga Schabedly and Inga Leenders-Römling, the responsibles for the sustainability certification at our company, listened to the presentations and discussions and visited the Hamburg town hall and the Harburg city forest as part of the celebrations.
At the anniversary conference, a lively panel discussion followed insightful keynote speeches from the invited speakers. Under the title “Certification systems put to the test”, the speakers in the first thematic block highlighted the performance of current certification systems for environmental and social standards. The presentations and the subsequent discussion by Claudia Brück (Fairtrade Germany), Dr. Johanna Wurbs (Federal Environment Agency/Blue Angel), Michaela Schröder (Consumer Advice Center) and Olaf Dechow (Otto Group Purchasing) made it clear how important it is for these systems to work and be credible.