Register For FSC Friday

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If you are an FSC Certificate or Licence holder in the UK, there is still time to register for the FSC Friday digital resource pack.

You can do so for free on the FSC website here.

It is a great opportunity to inform and educate people – including employees, students, groups and the general public of the value of FSC and the vital role forests play in our lives. It is a chance to increase awareness and encourage people to look for the FSC logo and buy FSC certified products.

If you are interested in becoming FSC Certified then one of our dedicated staff will be happy to help you.

We can be contacted on 01952 288325, you can initiate a live chat on our website or fill in our online enquiry form.

This week we have been servicing companies in the Interior Design and Furniture industries, in Leicester and Lancashire for FSC Certification.

How Could PEFC Benefit Your Business?

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PEFC is the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, and is the world’s leading forest certification system.

More than 300 million hectares of forests are certified to PEFC’s internationally recognised Sustainability Benchmarks. These supply more than 18,000 Chain of Custody certified companies globally with responsibly sourced timber and wood-based products.

PEFC was founded by small and family forest owners to demonstrate excellence in sustainable forest management.

A recent survey taken by PEFC showed that 54% of consumers who took part, were reassured mostly by the label/logo displayed on the product that environmental considerations and sustainable development have been considered.

PEFC Chain of Custody certification can allow your organisation to demonstrate responsible supply chain management to your customers. It will provide you with a variety of benefits that help the environment, people and your bottom line.

It could also give you access to new markets and a wider range of availability and choice.

It shows business leadership on sustainability and compliance with legislation, and will allow you to have complete trace-ability on any products you supply which display the PEFC label.

You can find more about PEFC Certification on their website here.

This week we have been certifying clients in the Timber Trade and Packaging industries in Warwickshire and Tyne and Wear, who wanted to show that their wood and non-timber forest products have been sourced from sustainably-managed forests.

If you would like to know more one of our dedicated staff would be more than happy to assist you. We can be contacted on 01952 288325, you can initiate a live chat or you can complete our online enquiry form.

Pattens Rock Woodland Visit

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During the very sunny, bank holiday weekend our Sales, Marketing and Admin Specialist, Amy has been out exploring Pattens Rock Quarry in Ironbridge. This is surrounded by the very beautiful Benthall Edge Wood, which is managed by Severn Gorge Countryside Trust.

Severn Gorge Countryside Trust is a registered charity that was set up in 1991, and they are the main land manager of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. In total they look after 700 acres of land, all of which is open to the public to use and enjoy. Benthall Edge is a wooded landscape overlying limestone, coal and clay, mixed with ironstone. This geology influences the plants that grow here. On the limestone areas, ash trees prefer the alkaline soil whereas oak trees grow on the slightly acidic soil of the clay/coal measures.

The landscape bears scars of collapsed clay adits, drift mines and spoil heaps. Most of the woodland would have been cut to make charcoal to fuel the iron furnaces before the advent of coke. Remnants of the charcoal hearths are still visible today.

Further information can be found on the Severn Gorge Countryside Trust website here.

By implementing FSC Certification into your business you can reduce your environmental impact – which will help to maintain or restore the ecosystem, its biodiversity resources and the wonderful landscapes such as Benthall Edge Woods.

Last week we certified clients in the Printing and Distribution Industries in Scotland and Suffolk for FSC certification – linking the well-managed and beautiful FSC forests with products that discerning companies and consumers can preferentially purchase.

If you are interested in finding out more about FSC Certification and how it can be of benefit to your company, one of our dedicated staff would be more than happy to assist you. We can be contacted on 01952 288325, you can initiate a live chat or you can complete our online enquiry form.

PEFC Certification Is Available To All

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Did you know that PEFC Chain of Custody Certification is available to all companies that manufacture, process, trade or sell timber or timber-based products?

Whether you are a saw or paper mill, manufacturer, trader, distributor, wholesaler, retailer, printer, or paper merchant, PEFC Chain of Custody Certification can provide you with the confidence that you are in alignment with regulatory requirements and have access to a growing global market for responsibly sourced wood and paper products.

PEFC Chain of Custody Certification provides independently verifies assurance that the certified wood contained in a product originates from well-managed forests. In addition, the PEFC Due Diligence System (DDS) minimises the risk that timber comes from illegal harvesting and enables companies to demonstrate alignment with regulatory requirements.

This week we have been busy certifying clients from the Distribution and Bespoke Artistry industries in Cheshire and Powys.

Want to learn more?

You can learn more about PEFC Certification on the The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification website at http://www.pefc.co.uk/

You can also contact us, and one of our dedicated team will be able assist you with any questions you may have. You can call us on 01952 288325, initiate a live chat or fill out our online enquiry form.

 

Chain of Custody Certification

Chain of Custody Certification is very busy this week, with Auditors visiting Hinckley, Swanscombe and Norfolk.

Last week saw requests for quotes from Architectural Companies in Bath and Birmingham, also a Commercial Printing Company in Colchester.

These companies want to display responsible procurement with an independent Certification System. This in turn shows to their clients that they can meet specific requirements.

There is a fact sheet containing more information on this, on the FSC website which can be found here.

Want To Know More?

Call us on 01952 288325, initiate a live chat, or fill out or online enquiry form.

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PEFC/FSC Certification and Art World Conservation

We are recognising Art World Conservation which takes place from the 4th to the 25th of August. It is a 3-week charity event which will be held at the Royal Horticultural Society Halls in London. This event is to raise awareness about Wildlife, Conservation and Climate Change.

More information on this event can be found at http://artworldconservation.com/

What Can We Do To Help?

As a business, you can become PEFC/FSC Certified, to display that you have a responsible approach to purchasing wood or fibre-based products, which in turn will benefit the environment.

Want To Know More?

Call us on 01952 288325, initiate a live chat, or fill out our online enquiry form.

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.