Bauhaus AG commits to protecting our forests!
WWF's online campaigners, through our activism website Panda Passport, sent close to 8,000 messages to Bauhaus AG, urging them to show leadership to help stop the destruction of pristine forests.
These messages resulted in constructive meetings in September 2004 between WWF and Bauhaus AG's CEO, Stefan Wolsiffer and Procurement Officer, Hansjakob Oberhauser. After much discussion, Bauhaus AG has now agreed to:
1. work systematically on excluding illegal wood and wood from primeval forests from their products
2. closely monitor all their products to ensure their origin is known and legality is assured
3. explore further cooperation with WWF, and consider joining WWF's forest and trade network.
This is a major success, which would not have been possible without our online campaigners' help. WWF had for several years been seeking a dialogue with Bauhaus AG, to encourage them to promote good forestry practices and help combat illegal logging.
For further information:
Communications Officer, WWF European Forest Programme
Tel.: +43 676 84 2728 219 (mobile)