Being a ‘green’ and ‘sustainable’ business has become more and more important over the last decade, especially in the timber…
The FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) is a global Forest Certification system. This promotes sustainable forest management and responsible procurement. This is done through the use of a certification system that allows businesses who are verified to use their logo. This logo informs customers that the product they are buying reaches the standards of the FSC®. This means they and doesn’t reward damaging, or destructive practices. The FSC® symbol on our products ensures that all aspects of our supply chain and processing procedures have been independently audited by the FSC®.
The PEFC™ certification and logo is a globally trusted trademark of sustainably managed timber. The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization. They are dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management across the world. It is highly regarded in the timber trade and is also the worlds largest forest certification system. Currently, there are over 42 countries with national certification systems.
They work throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in the forest. This ensures that forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards. The PEFC™ logo informs customers and consumers about what they are buying. The logo enables people to identify products from sustainably managed forests.
As an umbrella organization, the PEFC™ work by endorsing national forest certification systems. This is developed through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities.
Each certification system undergoes rigorous third-party assessment against the PEFC ™ unique Sustainability Benchmarks. This then ensures consistency with international requirements.
Our certifications allow PB Hardwoods customers to make responsible purchasing decisions. This also allows us to demonstrate our compliance with the European Union Timber Regulation. The EUTR has been enforced in the UK since 2013 and prohibits placing illegally harvested timber in the EU market.
We are registered suppliers of both of the above so please remember to request what you would like when you order. This will support the procurement of sustainable timber!