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National Tree Week 25th November – 3rd December

National Tree Week

 

National Tree Week takes place from the 25th of November to the 3rd of December, and is the UK’s biggest annual festival of trees.

Trees supply us with food, fuel and building materials, they can help reduce flooding, clean our polluted air and water supplies and the provide a habitat for a range of wildlife. The Tree Council is asking the public to get involved with National Tree Week, to raise awareness and appreciation for trees, and to encourage planting.

What Can You Do To Help?

You can find out more about National Tree Week on the Tree Council Website here, or you can take part in an event taking place near you. More information on events taking place can be found here.

If you would like to find out how your business could show responsible management of the world’s forests, you could become FSC™ or PEFC Certified. If you would like to know more about this then one of our team would be more than happy to help. We can be contacted on 01952 288325, you can initiate an online chat or fill in our ‘Contact Us’ form.

PEFC Forest Certification Week

PEFC Forest Certification Week

Next week 13th – 17th November 2017 is the PEFC Forest Certification Week.

It includes the PEFC General Assembly, meeting and workshops dedicated to members and invited guests. It comes to a close with the two day PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue, which is open to everybody.

This year they are focusing on Making Certification Smart, as they explore and discover new and emerging technologies which show promise for supporting forest certification.

You can learn more about this on the PEFC website here.

If you would like to learn more about becoming PEFC Certified then we would be more than happy to assist you with this. We can be contacted on 01952 288325, initiate a live chat or fill in our online enquiry form.

Well Done To Amy For Successfully Completing The FSC Trademark Approval Course

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Well done to Amy Buckler our Sales and Marketing Executive, for successfully completing the FSC Trademark Approval course.

Both Charlotte and Amy have now completed this course, and are able to approve your use of the FSC Trademark for products, packaging and promotional material. Amy has already been putting her training to the test, by approving trademark usage for one of our clients from the landscaping industry in Harrogate.

If you would like further information on this or if you require approval you can call us on 01952 288325, initiate a live chat, fill out an online enquiry form or send the information through to our dedicated e-mail address logo@interface-nrm.co.uk.

If you do not currently hold FSC Certification but would like to find out more about this, then please get in touch and one of our team would be more than happy to assist you.

FSC General Assembly 2017

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Last week saw the FSC General Assembly taking place in Vancouver. The FSC General Assembly takes place every 3 years, and is an opportunity for the FSC International Membership to come together to discuss the challenges and solutions of responsible forest management, and the future direction of the organisation.

The general assembly of FSC members is the highest FSC platform for decision-making.

You can find out what was discussed and the outcomes of this here.

This week Interface NRM has seen enquiries from the Decking and Automobile Industries, in Chesire and Norwich who wish to become FSC Certified.

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.

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.

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.

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/