MFC Reports

Markets for Change conducts ongoing research and publications exposing the role of retailers in both driving forest destruction and being part of the solution.

Additional exposés will be released by MFC over the coming months as we continue our investigations into the market and retailers and their role in the destruction of our precious native forests both in Australia and overseas.

We will also be continuing our research into the solutions and the steps needed to rapidly provide sustainable wood and paper products to the Australian market.

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News Corp: Cut ties with Korindo

MFC have created parody newspapers with a serious message to News Corp to cut ties with Korean palm oil conglomerate Korindo.

"Not Australian" "Courier Fail"
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Too little too late

The failure of Japan’s housing industry supply chain to take effective action on the devastation of tropical forests and human rights in Sarawak.

Report Eng (PDF) Report Jap (PDF)
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Forest to Floor report

How Japan’s Housing Construction is Driving Forest Destruction and the Dispossession of Indigenous People in Sarawak.

Report Eng (PDF) Report Eng (PDF)
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Biomassacre: Logging forests for Bioenergy

The dangers of establishing native forest based bioenergy projects to substitute for Australia’s ailing woodchip export trade, including the adverse climate impacts that would arise.

Report (PDF)
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Harvey Norman Flooring

An investigation by Markets For Change has found the koala is being placed at greater risk due to the logging of forests it depends on for survival, which is being sold to unsuspecting customers as ‘Naturally Australian’ flooring by Harvey Norman.

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2012 Olympics Timber Report

For more than six months, MFC has followed timber from the ancient forests of Tasmania to the University of East London’s newly constructed Sports Dock which will be used by Team USA before and during the Olympic Games of 2012.

Report (PDF)
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No Harvey No Report

The result of a year-long investigation following the journey of timber sourced from native Australian forests in Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia to furniture retailers such as Harvey Norman.

Report (PDF)
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Retailing the Forests Report

Focusing on Australian retailers involved in selling native forest products. Retailers are able to play a huge role in protecting the world’s native forests by implementing procurement policies that rule out the selling of native forest products.

Report (PDF)