Here are 10 reasons to support the FSC and buy environmentally friendly timber

Thursday, 1 June 2017  |  Admin

We’re proud to say that we are certified to FSC® standards.

The FSC, which stands for the Forest Stewardship Council®, is a well renowned international organization that promotes the responsible management of the world’s forests.

We are proud to be sustainable and Eco-Friendly timber merchants!

We display the FSC's logo, which shows that our products, including our skirting, architrave, window boards and door frames are FSC® Certified. By displaying this logo we are trying to give you, the customer, confidence that you can purchase our products knowing that we are doing what we can to help keep our forests safe and alive for the future.

Here are 10 reasons to support the FSC®:

  1. You can buy wood or forest products showing the FSC logo with a clear conscience.

  2. Trees from FSC managed forests are always replaced or allowed to grow back naturally once harvested.

  3. Some areas of forests will be completely protected to ensure the survival of rare animals and plants. (we're vegan-friendly)

  4. The FSC is supported by WWF, Greenpeace and The Woodland Trust.

  5. Indigenous people have rights to protect sacred forest sites. FSC labels these sites as being exempt from tree felling and respects these people’s beliefs.

  6. The FSC’s success will mean that future generations can enjoy the world's forest for years to come.

  7. The owners of FSC managed forests are obliged to employ local workers and provide them with adequate training, safety equipment, and reasonable salaries.

  8. The FSC is an initiative that provides good conditions for people whose lives depend on the forest.

  9. The FSC tracks its wood after it leaves the forest, meaning they know that it is being sold by certified organizations.

  10. Not just timber can be FSC certified, only certified products from a certified forest can carry the FSC logo; such as rubber, cork, mushrooms and more...

We take pride in being connected to the FSC and we hope that you, our customers do as well. When buying other forest products as well as timber, we would encourage you to look out for the FSC logo and do your part in protecting the world’s forests.

Find out more about FSC in the UK on their website: www.fsc-uk.org

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