Sustainable timber Certification
Chris Bullock Joinery has achieved FSC® & PEFC Chain of Custody certification. We are the only joinery manufacturer in Hereford to offer this. Our materials come from well managed and sustainable sources. Should you wish your joinery products with full chain of custody certification, always make this clear to us at the order stage as not all timber products are available as FSC or PEFC certified.
What is FSC?
The Forest Stewardship Council® is an international organization promoting responsible forest management. FSC has developed principles for forest management of forest holdings, and a system of tracing, verifying and labeling timber and wood products, which originate from FSC-certified forests. FSC has the support of many environmental groups.
What is PEFC?
PEFC stands for the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes and is an international, non-profit organization that is primarily made up of representatives of the forest products industry. Unlike FSC, it does not set specific standards but is an umbrella group that incorporates different national forest certification schemes (e.g. the national scheme in Finland is endorsed by the PEFC). This is intended to make the forest certification easier and more applicable to different types of forests.
Consumers, public authorities, retailers, construction companies and those charged with corporate procurement decisions are increasingly seeking assurances regarding the environmental provenance of the products they purchase. The only way that a company may demonstrate that they are passing on the sustainable credentials of their suppliers is to implement their own chain of custody through an independent Chain of Custody system. Once implemented, the system will need to be certified by an independent certification body to ensure that it meets the criteria set by either the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or TheProgramme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes (PEFC).