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Here at Gabriel Ash we promote our timber structures as being PEFC Certified..
This section explores the meaning of PEFC certification, and why we should be aware of it when purchasing timber based products...
What is PEFC
PEFC (Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification)
is an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management through independent third-party certification.
PEFC has recognised certification systems in 40 countries.
These account for over 268 million hectares of forests, making it the world’s largest forest and wood product certification system.
This is equivalent to two-thirds of the globe’s certified forest area.
More than 16,000 companies are involved with PEFC Chain of Custody certification worldwide. From this thousands of products are now available as PEFC-certified.
The PEFC ensures that we are held accountable for the economical sourcing of our timber!
This means that we follow strict procedures to track the purchasing, manufacturing and sales of our timber to assure environmentally sound forest management.
There are many beneficial factors we are promoting by being PEFC Certified..
In PEFC Certified Forests,
every tree harvested is
replaced with another one
to ensure that forests can continue
to supply raw materials, without
endangering the tree population
This forest management is good for our climate...
PEFC - Certified forest owners
are held accountable
for the plants and animals
within their lands.
This minimises the destruction
of habitats and protects
the diversity of plants and animals
around the world
Forestry work can be dangerous
and unreliable work...
PEFC ensures consistent and
safe employment to people
all around the world
By making the decision to buy PEFC
You are supporting the efforts
to protect and sustain the
biodiversity of our forests...
From timber supplies to toilet roll
the smallest changes can
Sustain a greener future
Look out for the distinctive 'two trees' logo.
This symbolises PEFC's assurance that the
wood, paper, and packaging products are
sourced from responsibly-managed forests
where people, planet, and profit are all
taken into account.
Learn more about PEFC by clicking the Two Trees logo above and visiting their website!