activities of the CFA are designed to support wise
management of forest resources. In order to undertake our
work we use some non-renewable resources and contribute to
CO2 emissions, but we take our environmental
responsibility seriously and have taken the following
steps to reduce our negative environmental impact:
The CFA works as a network of
offices, mostly in private houses, rather than having
one central office to which staff travel on a daily
basis. This means that regular daily travel is
Travel to meetings where CFA
representation is important is devolved to the closest
relevant staff member unless it is a committee meeting,
in which case either a central location is selected in
the UK or, in the case of international meetings, they
are carried out using electronic communication.
Although we fully support the forestry industry
and use of trees from sustainably managed forests,
in order to minimise CO2
emissions our publications are available as PDFs and we
encourage members to use this option.
We communicate within the
organisation almost exclusively via electronic means.
Our distribution agents for the International Forestry
Review and the CFA Newsletter (Flight Logistics) use
One hectare of trees removes approximately 2 500 kg of
CO2 each year.
A car driving 10 000
km per year will produce about 1 500 kg of