Forests are critical for sustainable development providing a wealth of goods and services that are essential for a greener economy. Forest certification is crucial in providing evidence of sustainable forest management.
PEFC expands forest certification globally through its unique bottom-up approach to certification and is the certification system of choice for family and community-owned forests. The UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS) is the national forest certification standard for the UK.
Chain of Custody is the process of handling information on the origin of forest-based products.
This allows organisations to make accurate and verifiable claims on the content of sustainably certified material and proves that each step of the supply chain from the forest to the end user has been monitored closely through independent auditing.
The PEFC logo and label on a product communicates to customers that the wood or fibre has been responsibly sourced.
Keep up to date with the latest activity of PEFC via our regular news updates and newsletters. You can also access a huge range of publications and case studies dedicated to showing how PEFC–certified products can add value to you and your organisation.
You can also find out where to come and meet PEFC in person at various trade shows and events across the UK and internationally.
The PEFC label is exclusively available on PEFC-certified products. Supplying PEFC-certified products enables your customers to use the PEFC label. This will enable them to highlight their sustainability credentials to their customers.
Joinery, Fit Out and Certified Timber is the latest in a series of informative industry brochures from PEFC. This publication aims to inform everyone from large fit out companies to the smallest joinery firm about the increasing requirements and expectations of timber to come from independently certified sources.
The PEFC logo and label on your certified product communicates to your customers in a clear, concise and transparent manner that your wood, wood products, and non-timber forest products have been sourced from sustainably-managed forests and that they have been manufactured with due respect for workers’ rights.
The brochure “Promoting Sustainable Forest Management: Introducing PEFC’s Unique Approach to Forest Certification” highlights what makes PEFC the certification system of choice for stakeholders globally.
Companies using paper and packaging products are increasingly keen to demonstrate a commitment to responsible sourcing by developing credible paper procurement policies which recognise both recycled and certified virgin fibre papers.
Certification schemes play an important role in the implementation of a responsible procurement policy by providing evidence of compliance. PEFC has therefore produced a publication designed to assist local authorities develop inclusive timber procurement policies.
This brochure explains the PEFC programme, the use of the PEFC logo and provides tips for retailers on how they can demonstrate their support for sustainable forest management and provide their customers with assurances of responsible sourcing of wood-based products.
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