Forest report: in the green or in the red?

Publication - 2009-02-12
This report aims to study the adequacy of environmental disclosures with regards to the current listing requirements in Hong Kong. It briefly reviews the forestry sector, related environmental issues and the main industries derived from forestry. Although many industries are related to and affected by the forestry sector such as timber, wood products, paper & pulp, construction, biofuels; this report focuses mainly on the logging and paper & pulp sectors. This report reviews the listing documents of forestry companies over recent years for environmental awareness and risks for investors, concluding with recommendations for investors and regulators to take away.