PEFC Chain of Custody

PEFC tracks wood and timber products through the entire supply chain, from source to end-user. PEFC holds high ethical and environmental Standards for all the forests they certify, ensuring the lives of people and animals living in these areas are protected and considered when conducting any activity.

The PEFC mark on your products will show to your customers that you hold ethics and responsible sourcing to the highest standard, and in a market that is becoming increasingly demanding of responsibly sourced timber, what better way to get that competitive edge against others in the industry?

We have been certifying against PEFC Chain of Custody in the West Midlands and Wales this month, so why not join them? To learn more about our PEFC auditing call us on 01952 288325, initiate a live chat or fill out our online enquiry form.

World Wetlands Day

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We are recognising World Wetlands Day. Wetlands are valuable for wildlife, but what you may not know is that they are also fundamental in the protection against natural distasters and extreme weather events. Unfortunately, wetlands across the world are being drained to make room for housing, fish-farming and improper drainage systems, these important ecosystems need to be protected!

Luckily wetlands can be recreated, such as the Great Fen Project in East Anglia. Sadly the project is almost the only remaining example of a wetland habitat that once covered most of the region. By using landscape-scale management techniques, the project aims to create a much bigger refuge, and provide a home for some of the UK’s  most vulnerable wildlife.

 

To find out more about wetlands, visit http://www.worldwetlandsday.org/

Sustainability & PEFC

When sourcing wood, the PEFC mark has far reaching implications when it comes to sustainability and biodiversity.

PEFC-certified forests are managed to maintain, conserve and enhance the biodiversity of the forest. This is enforced by making sure that indigenous species are favoured in reforestation and afforestation. The scheme also ensures that chemicals, pesticides and herbicides are substituted for a natural alternative.

Alongside this, the organisation works alongside the native people and communities who rely on the forests, to ensure they maintain their quality of life, by not only minimising any disturbances, but by also protecting water sources and the soil from erosion.

Consumers are becoming proactive in buying sustainable goods, they want to know where their products have come from and the ethics behind the supply chain. PEFC is a great way to show your customers that you’ve considered sustainability, biodiversity and native communities.

Want to know more about PEFC? Call us on 01952 288325, initiate a live chat, or fill out our online enquiry form.