Why should I be certified?
More and more customers are demanding FSC / PEFC certified timber and paper products. This coupled with a long supply chain from tree through numerous production processes to the finished product, means a significant increase in the demand.
There is a growing awareness, among businesses and consumers, of the serious environmental and social damage illegal logging causes. The European Parliament and European Council have approved legislation which prohibits the sale of timber logged illegally under the rules of the country of origin. In addition, companies must use a system of 'due diligence' to ascertain that the timber they sell in the EU was harvested legally.
Regulation (EU) No 995/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 October 2010 Laying Down the Obligations of Operators who Place Timber and Timber Products on the Market.