SOURCE: Global Forestry Capital

Global Forestry Capital

February 14, 2012 09:00 ET

Global Forestry Joins the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2012) - Global Forestry Capital S.A.R.L. (GFC) is pleased to announce its affiliation to the Forest Stewardship Council National Office in Luxembourg (FSC Luxembourg asbl) and its acceptance in the Trademark Service Provider (TSP) program for non-certificate holders, effective January 31, 2012.

The Forest Stewardship Council A.C. (FSC) is an international Not-for-Profit membership organization established to promote responsible management of the world's forests. FSC has developed the FSC Certification Scheme and the related FSC Accreditation Program. As a multi-stakeholder organization, FSC applies the directive of its membership to develop forest management and chain of custody standards, deliver trademark assurance and provide accreditation services to a global network of committed businesses, organizations and communities. FSC certification provides a credible link between responsible production and consumption of forest products, enabling consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that benefit people and the environment as well as providing ongoing business value. FSC is nationally represented in more than 50 countries around the world1.

Global Forestry Capital decided to join the TSP program of FSC Luxembourg and the affiliation within FSC Luxembourg (asbl) appeared as a natural step in supporting the FSC values. The TSP program's objective is to allow companies, which offer or use FSC certified products, to communicate to their clients in complete trust, without being COC certified (Chain of Cutsody), but by using a unique license code of non-certificate holder, delivered by the National Office of FSC. Global Forestry Capital's non-certificate holder code is FSC® N001777.2

Jose Garcia, Director of Global Forestry Capital, said that "Global Forestry was created to promote investments in certified responsible forestry projects. The FSC has led the way to responsible forestry and we embrace their philosophy in all our actions. Thus, it is natural and essential for Global Forestry to promote the FSC values and being licensed by the FSC is itself an achievement which we are extremely proud of." Stefan Proietti, Director of Global Forestry Capital added that "It is key for us to show to the investment community that our business is in line with applying the best practices in terms of responsible forestry. Having the opportunity to promote the FSC label and values will allow us to give further light upon the very concept of responsible forestry practices with a clear message that Global Forestry is a champion of responsible investing."

Global Forestry Capital advises the Global Forestry Growth Fund LFP PRIME SICAV SIF, a fully-regulated, open-ended Luxembourg-based fund, investing in FSC certified forestry projects3.

About the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
Established in 1993 as a response to concerns over global deforestation, FSC is a pioneer forum where the global consensus on responsible forest management convenes and through democratic process effects solutions to the pressures facing the world's forests and forest-dependent communities. For further information on FSC please visit www.fsc.org. For further information on FSC Luxembourg and the TSP program, please visit www.fsc-lux.lu

About Global Forestry Capital S.A.R.L.
Global Forestry Capital S.A.R.L. (GFC) is a Luxembourg-based investment and advisory firm focused on sustainable forestry and forestry-related assets. GFC specializes in ecological alternative asset strategy consulting and fund development. GFC is also a provider of alternative risk finance and product consulting for ethical, social and ecological investments. For further information on Global Forestry Capital and its services, please visit www.globalforestry.com or contact us at info@globalforestry.com.

1 Source: www.fsc.org
2 Contact http://www.fsc-lux.lu/ for further information.
3 FSC is not responsible for and does not endorse any financial claims on returns on investments.

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