Tuesday, July 15, 2003
:: FoE criticise Tesco over hardwood furniture ::Yesterday, Friends of the Earth sent round a press release alleging that UK supermarket Tesco, a member of a group of companies that have committed to buying timber products that are independently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as legal and sustainable, is selling garden furniture made from illegally sourced Indonesian timber.
On reading this Earth-Info.Net felt sufficiently outraged to write to Tesco's customer service department to ask for their reassurance that this was not the case... ;)
Amazingly, I got a reply this morning saying that they preferred to use FSC certified hardwood wherever possible... so I decided to send the following letter and see what happpened...
I've just had my second reply... and it sounds as though they've had enough letters sent in to prompt at least a review of their current policy.
So hopefully moves are afoot!
Well done to Friends of the Earth for bringing this to everyone's attention.
P.S. Why not visit Tesco's contact page if you would also like to write... you never know your letter could make all the difference!
Posted 11:57 pm by Matt Prescott