FORESTS FOR FURNITURE AND THE FUTURE
© FSC FranceWooden furniture is a prominent feature in many homes, offices, and outdoor spaces. Its popularity is due to wood being versatile and robust, and the various tree species can provide a style for every taste, from traditional oak to rich mahogany.
Ensuring the materials are sourced responsibly is crucial, as according to WWF UK¹, almost half of the furniture imported into the UK in 2015 came from countries known for illegal logging. Illegal logging can cause deforestation, species loss and reduced income for producer countries.
¹ Source: WWF UK, Are you Sitting Comfortably? Sustainable Timber Sourcing and the UK Furniture Industry
From the forest, to the shop, to your home.
Tracing materials back to the forest they came from is complex as supply chains are difficult to follow, making it challenging to determine whether wood used for furniture has been responsibly sourced. As the world's most trusted sustainable forest management solution, FSC is able to assure businesses and consumers of the integrity of the supply chain, from forest to consumer.
For over 25 years, the Forest Stewardship Council has been committed to ensuring that forests around the world meet the social, environmental and economic needs of the present generation, without compromising those of future generations.
The FSC certification system can help to secure a long-term source of wood and other forest-based materials. Worldwide, there are more than 6,000 FSC-certified companies in the indoor furniture sector, over 500 of which are based in the UK.
The demand for sustainable products is growing, as 80% of consumers who have bought or are looking for sustainable products say that the FSC label has a positive effect on their purchasing decisions¹.
¹ Source: FSC Global Market Survey 2018.
Doing good for the planet. And making it known.
© Robert DyasThe FSC brand adds value to products, helping companies to demonstrate their commitment to responsible sourcing.
The FSC label identifies responsibly sourced forest products, and can be applied to furniture and packaging made from FSC-certified materials.
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