Global Timber Products Ltd, specialists in clear grade softwoods and hardwoods, have achieved FSC chain of custody certification and PEFC chain of custody with BM TRADA Certification.
The Directors feel certification was both a good way to establish credibility in the market Wood in stockyard being checkedplace and a further commitment to good environmental practice
“Clients increasingly ask us to demonstrate that we share their own environmental objectives, so FSC & PEFC certification is important to them and to us. It may also open up new market opportunities as panel products are also within our trading definition.”
Global Timber Products Ltd recognizes a responsibility towards its customers, suppliers and staff to achieve environmental best practice.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) shall promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests.
Environmentally appropriate forest management ensures that the harvest of timber and non-timber products maintains the forest’s biodiversity, productivity and ecological processes.
Socially beneficial forest management helps both local people and society at large to enjoy long term benefits and also provides strong incentives to local people to sustain the forest resources and adhere to long-term management plans.
Economically viable forest management means that forest operations are structured and managed so as to be sufficiently profitable, without generating financial profit at the expense of the forest resources, the ecosystem or affected communities. The tension between the need to generate adequate financial returns and the principles of responsible forest operations can be reduced through efforts to market forest products for their best value.
The PEFC Council (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, founded in 1999 which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification. The PEFC provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood and paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests.
PEFC is a global umbrella organisation for the assessment of and mutual recognition of national forest certification schemes developed in a multi-stakeholder process. These national schemes build upon the inter-governmental processes for the promotion of sustainable forest management, a series of on-going mechanisms supported by 149 governments in the world covering 85% of the world’s forest area.
“Global Timber Products Ltd. is committed to implement and maintain the chain of custody requirements in accordance with all the PEFC and FSC standards. As such Martin Hasdell will have overall responsibility and authority for chain of custody. Including and issues raised as queries or complaints.”