We ensure that the timber we use comes from sustainable sources. This is achieved by purchasing our timber from suppliers who support Forestry Certification Schemes such as the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
The PEFC’s Chain of Custody certification tracks timber from the forest to the end product, giving complete confidence that any timber-based material used in the production process can be traced back to its source. It makes sure that manufacturers cannot claim a product is certified if any of its timber content comes from a controversial source.
The FSC’s certification, similarly, aims to reassure purchasers that an FSC-labelled product is genuinely FSC-certified. Products and materials are checked at every stage of processing, again by independent auditing bodies. FSC chain of custody also requires appropriate management systems to be in place.
These forestry certifications provide assurance that the timber has been sourced from sustainable and responsibly managed forests, where consideration is given to the regeneration of the forest and the nature dependent upon it.