What is the certification for wood and timber?

Posted on by Ayaan Gross


What is the certification for wood and timber? By law (EUTR), wood and wood products imported into and traded in the EU must originate from verifiably legal sources. In order to additionally fulfill the sustainability criteria in wood procurement, certification is a suitable instrument.

What properties does wood have for us? Due to its outstanding properties as a building and furnishing material, energy supplier and construction material, the raw material enjoys great popularity and is used in many areas. However, wood surrounds us not only in processed form, but also in a completely natural way in the form of trees and forests.

Is certified wood a good recommendation? Buying certified wood is a good recommendation because this wood demonstrably meets the demanding criteria of sustainable and nature-friendly forestry across all national borders. But even without a certificate, the sustainability principle applies to wood in the German specialized trade.

What is the certification for wood from ecological forest use? In addition, Naturland has laid the foundations for the certification of processed wood products with its "Guidelines for the certification of wood from ecological forest use". In addition to traceability, this guideline also covers aspects of ecological and health-compatible production.

Is FSC wood certified? The quality of FSC-certified wood is not necessarily different from non-certified wood. The difference is that FSC wood comes from forests that are managed more responsibly. And not from illegal logging or overexploitation.

What are the certificates for sustainability?

For about 20 years, several certificates have been established beyond the laws that define further criteria for sustainability and set specific requirements. The PEFC and FSC ® systems, which are well-known on the market, certify forestry and the entire supply chain up to the finished product.

What are certificates and seals for sustainable corporate governance? Certificates and seals are rewards and confirmation of special achievements in the field of sustainable corporate management. They also provide society with important guidance as to which companies are taking an exemplary approach and make interrelationships within companies easier to understand.

What are certificates and seals for companies?

They also provide society with important guidance as to which companies are setting an example and make interrelationships within companies easier to understand. Certificates and seals are awarded to companies that voluntarily comply with certain binding regulations.

What is the German Sustainability Code?

DNK: The German Sustainability Code was initiated by the German Council for Sustainable Development. It is intended to provide SMEs in particular with a suitable framework for collecting, reporting and improving sustainability performance. It contains 20 criteria and 28 performance indicators on sustainability.

What standards are appropriate for sustainability efforts?

Who is suitable for: In principle, the standards are suitable for communicating sustainability efforts, both through the content and the wearing of the signets. The DNK is usually suitable for SMEs and the GRI SRS is often suitable for larger companies.

What is the goal of the FSC?

The aim of the FSC is to contribute to the improvement of forest management worldwide. FSC sees itself as a platform where representatives with different interests in the forest can come together and reach a consensus on responsible forest management.

What is the FSC seal? The standards of the FSC are expandable and can continue to be improved. Currently, however, it is the only seal that supports the sustainable management of forests worldwide. The goal of the FSC is to promote sustainable forest management with a seal (Image: Pixabay/Wildschuetz)

What are the standards of the FSC? The standards of the FSC are expandable and can continue to be improved. Currently, however, it is the only global label that supports sustainable forest management. We can all contribute to the conservation of our forests.

What is the FSC certification? FSC certification is divided into three categories. There is the FSC Recycled label, which is intended exclusively for products that consist of 100% recycled material, such as cardboard packaging. The FSC Recycled label accounts for approximately 5 - 10% of all FSC products.

What is the FSC organization? The FSC organization has made it its goal to contribute to the improvement of forest management worldwide through its work, to develop management standards, and to certify and permanently verify compliance with these standards.

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