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Amy Smith

Manager, Wood Sector Engagement

Amy Smith
Media inquiries: communications@wwfus.org

As the manager of wood sector engagement, Amy assists companies in understanding the sources of their forest products, implementing responsible sourcing policies, increasing the amount of credibly certified products in their supply chain, and making market linkages between wood buyers and suppliers that share a commitment to responsible forestry and trade.

Prior to WWF, Amy was Director of PaTS, a non-profit organization that supports indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon to produce and market sustainably-harvested wooden handicrafts. While at PaTS, she also promoted the analysis of lesser-known timber species for furniture manufacturing in an effort to alleviate pressure on over-harvested species, and helped to raise awareness about FSC certification within the U.S. furniture industry.

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More on Amy

Title

Manager

Education

  • MA - International Affairs, Columbia University
  • BA - Political Science, Boston College

Areas of Expertise

  • Forest Stewardship Council certification
  • Forest products manufacturing and marketing
  • Tropical forestry
  • Responsible purchasing policies