Friday, 26 July 2019

So what is FSC and PEFC?!

Pennymoor Timber is registered as FSC and PEFC certified.
But what does that actually mean?

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.

PEFC describes itself as an international organisation dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management (SFM) through independent third party certification.

They essentially do the same job, ensuring forests are managed in such a way that they have no effect on ecological, social and economic functions at local, national and global levels. Proper management is essential to ensure society's demands don't compromise the resource.

PEFC and FSC also have the interests of indingenoius people, local communities and ecological biodiversity within their regulations and promote fair pay, gender equality and human rights.

The UK is the largest importer of FSC certified timber.