Second Asia Pacific Rainforest Summit

By |September 11th, 2016|Forestry, News and Events|

The Second Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit took place in Brunei Darussalam from the 3rd to the 5th of August 2016. It followed on from the first Summit, which was held in Sydney in November 2014. One [...]

Halal— A new perspective in marketing.

By |September 1st, 2016|Certification, News and Events, Pinnacle-Articles|

Pinnacle Quality helps companies achieve certification, principally in the sustainability area. However our capability statement also includes religious certification. Why? Simply put, this is often best addressed by integrating religious requirements into a quality systems [...]

COP21 and what it means for deforestation

By |March 8th, 2016|Forestry|

The UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) Conferences of Parties (COP) met for its 21st annual event in Paris in early December 2015. This event was historic in nature as the 195 countries [...]


By |December 2nd, 2015|Forestry, News and Events|

On call expert advice for managing deforestation risks in your supply chain Pinnacle Quality and Lynea Advisory currently run some successful cluster groups on a number of issues relating to sustainability standards and reporting. We [...]

Water Stewardship – certification and public reporting.

By |August 14th, 2015|News and Events, Pinnacle-Articles|

Water Stewardship - certification and public reporting. Where is the commercial opportunity for the services, Infrastructure and utilities sectors? Around the world there are an increasing number of certification standards that companies use to demonstrate [...]

Free webinar: Carbon Disclosure Project’s Forests Program

By |April 22nd, 2015|Events, Forestry, Webinars|

Deforestation risk reporting requirements for the Carbon Disclosure Project’s Forests Program: a free Webinar by Pinnacle Quality and Lynea Advisory 240 signatory investors with US$15 trillion in assets need to understand how companies are addressing [...]

FSC controlled wood Annex 3 verification audit training – Bells Bay Tasmania 2nd & 3rd December , 2014

By |November 5th, 2014|Certification, Courses, Events, Forestry, High Conservation Values, Pinnacle-Articles|

A training course meeting FSC controlled wood certificate requirements and incorporating the principles and requirements of HCV assessment. What you will learn: Day 1 The High Conservation Value (HCV) requirement for FSC controlled wood standards. [...]

About Child labour

By |October 24th, 2012|Social Conditions|

As a sustainability consultant I advise the big and the small, all of whom want to book their place I heaven, or more precisely in the market, for their social and environmental performance. Even knowing various standards inside out as I do it does not prepare you for experiencing the most confronting of social issues, child labour. I had impressions of this as an unmistakable evil, a form of slavery, a bygone of a pre industrial or colonial age that we are committed to exterminate. […]

Understanding FSC audits

By |August 24th, 2012|Forestry|

FSC audits are often not easy. Auditor focus, Interpretations and reporting seem like ‘variables’ between certifiers and even between auditors. Theoretically this should not happen since certifiers have their own set of FSC standards designed to make the audits robust and to the same standard all over the world. This seminar will focus on the FSC Accreditation standards. What they are, how they work, what you should expect. […]

A Seat at a Table

By |March 21st, 2012|Sustainability|

With the advent of market-driven sustainability standards there has been a variety of reactions from the Governments around the world who up until now ‘owned’ many national standards and controlled many trade processes such as food safety and export inspection. Some governments, cheered on by industry, saw the emerging standards as the threat, a loosening of control, and produced ‘Me too’ these standards. In some cases these were genuine attempt to manage sustainability in-house with credible environment and social conditions and continual improvement built in. […]

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