Responsible forest management - About FSC and PEFC

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We love wood and we passionately believe in preserving this fabulous resource. That is why we are members of the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification).

We work to ensure that every timber product we offer is made with timber from sustainable sources. However, the trade in timber is global and supply chains are often complex. It is difficult to document the chain of custody all the way back to the forest with certainty. For this reason we specify FSC certified timber or PEFC certified timber whenever practically possible. Any product which we describe as FSC certified or PEFC certified has full FSC or PEFC chain of custody certification from the forest to your front door.

Members of the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)

We are longstanding members of the FSC. Our membership Licence Code is FSC-C109654 (see below image).

PICTURE: Our entry in the FSC members database.

  • The FSC is a non profit international organization which promotes responsible forest management throughout the world.
  • FSC certification ensures that forests around the world are responsibly managed.
  • Since it was established in 1994 the FSC has certified over 190 million hectares of forest worldwide in over 80 countries.
  • The FSC works to take care of our forests and those who rely on them by protecting plant and animal species, the rights of indigenous people, the safety of forest workers and much more.
  • FSC forest management certification confirms that the forest is being managed in a way that preserves the natural ecosystem and benefits the lives of local people and workers, while ensuring sustained economic viablility.
  • FSC chain of custody certification verifies that FSC-certified material has been identified and separated from non-certified and non-controlled material as it makes its way along the supply chain.

Visit the FSC website

Members of the PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification)

We are longstanding members of PEFC. Our membership licence number is PEFC/16-37-2190 (see below image).

PICTURE: Our entry in the PEFC members database.

  • PEFC is the world's largest forest certification system, founded in 1994.
  • 49 national members and 44 endorsed national certification systems.
  • Over 300 million hectares of certified forests.
  • Over 750,00 certified forest owners.
  • Over 20,000 companies and organizations with PEFC chain of custody certification.
  • The PEFC vision is a world in which people manage forests sustainably.
  • The PEFC mission is to give society confidence that people manage forests sustainably.
  • PEFC seeks to transform the way forests are managed globally – and locally - to ensure that all of us can enjoy the environmental, social and economic benefits that forests offer.
  • PEFC ensures that standards are adapted to meet local cultural, socio-economic, physical, biological, climatic and geopolitical realities while at the same time meeting internationally recognised benchmarks for sustainable forest management.
  • PEFC is the certification system of choice for small forest owners.
  • PEFC chain of custody certification is a mechanism for tracking certified material from the forest to the final product.

Visit the PEFC website

Double Certification

By 2022 FSC and PEFC confirmed that a total area of 92 million hectares of forest in 33 countries is both FSC certified and PEFC certified. This double certified area is included in the figures for both organizations, which inflates the overall figures. FSC and PEFC jointly confirmed that by 2019 a reduced total area of 430 million hectares of forest across the world was certified by either or both.

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