FSC Chain of Custody Certifications

We have had a large batch of clients in Italy so far this year – the current total is 92 clients who have or are planning to move to Interface NRM. In the UK, things have been busy with certification, particularly FSC certification for the print industry. This seems to be really popular at the moment. We are currently right on the cusp of the new Forest Stewardship Council  Chain of Custody Standards, and we have been busy with auditor training and familiarisation with out new checklist.

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We had a strange request today: If I buy chairs from Romania to sell as FSC, does the wood need to come from an FSC certified forest? Really? Definitely? No exceptions? Really, definitely, certainly!!

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.

Why FSC?

FSC helps with sustainable forest management thus protecting the plants, animals and people who live in them. A YouGov poll shows that 72% of the British public is fairly likely to have a preference towards FSC Certified products.

There is a growing market for responsibly sourced timber, so why not join the businesses who have already made the choice to source responsibly by obtaining FSC Certification? You could gain a more diverse customer base by being certified with us and showing the FSC logos on your products. You’ll be entered on to the FSC database, where consumers who are searching specifically for products like yours can find your company and it’s contact details immediately, and know that you are conscious about sustainability. FSC can improve your credibility with consumers and stakeholders and make a positive statement about your company’s stance on deforestation and sustainability.

 

We are accredited by ASI and UKAS, so get in touch today via 01952 288325, initiating a live chat or filling out our enquiry form.

FSC or PEFC for the Printing Industry

In the printing industry? Get FSC or PEFC Certified with Interface NRM…

If you’re in the printing and label industry and are after FSC Certification, look no further than Interface NRM. We provide hassle-free certification that fits around you. We are accredited by both ASI and UKAS, and our auditors come from the arboriocultural industry, so you know that you’re getting the best possible service.
We work alongside you to determine whether you need FSC, PEFC or both, then we’re with you every step of the way from application to certification.

FSC logos are internationally recognised, so what better way to assure customers you’re committed to using wood, paper or pulp products which are sustainable not only for the forests and environment, but for the indigenous people and species who live in these forests too.

To make an enquiry, call us on 01952 288325, start a live chat, or fill out our online form

FSC Certification with Interface NRM

Are you looking for no nonsense FSC® Certification? Look no further than Interface NRM. We are a fully certified company, trained in the timber industry, who are passionate about sustainable wood products. We have worked with a variety of different companies in the wood and paper sectors, so you can be assured that our services will be second to none.

We are Accredited by UKAS, which is the sole national accreditation body recognised by government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, as to Interface’s competency and ability to provide Certification against PEFC™, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. We are additionally accredited by ASI, the official Accreditation body for FSC® certification.

Our application process is quick and simple, and our dedicated team will be with you every step of the way from application, to certification and beyond.

If you’d like to find out more about whether you qualify for FSC® or PEFC™ Certification, then start a live chat, fill out our online enquiry form or call us on 01952 288325.