2013 - Advocates & NGO's

Advocates & NGO's

Richard Brooks

Forest Campaign Coordinator, Greenpeace

Richard leads a team of corporate engagement specialists at Greenpeace tasked with “greening” the supply chain of major forest-product customers. Richard’s efforts have helped produce fundamental changes in how and where corporations such as RONA, Nestle, and Office Depot buy their pulp, paper and lumber, which has in turn led to a significant increase in the amount of Forest Stewardship Council FSC-Certified forestland in Canada, and supported the protection of an increased amount of forestland.Greenpeace’s and Richard’s counsel was instrumental, among that of others, in the journey that led Kimberly-Clark, one of the world’s largest users of pulp, to transform their global pulp supply chain. Of their 3.5 million tonnes of pulp, 73% now comes from recycled or FSC-certified sources, and the company will reduce its use of pulp from forests by 50% within a decade

 

Commitments for 2013: In September 2012 at the Clean50 Summit, most attendees made public commitments for things they would do to "further sustainability" over the next 12 months. Brooks's commitments were:

- I will attend a Clean50 event hosted by someone else
- I will publish five success stories of sustainable business
- I will understand an question the sustainability platform of my candidates for public office
- I will Buy an electric car within five years