we are very proud to achieve this status and feel it’s important for all wood flooring manufacturers and suppliers to consider our environmental responsibilities
(PRWeb UK) May 12, 2010
Flooringsupplies.co.uk have been granted chain-of-custody certification by SGS, who provide certification & verification services to ensure that products, services & systems meet quality, safety & performance standards. To acquire this certification, flooringsupplies.co.uk were independently certified in accordance with the rules set by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
What is the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)?
The Forest Stewardship Council is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organisation created to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC is a certification system that provides internationally recognized standard-setting, trademark assurance to companies, organisations, and communities interested in responsible forestry.
What does Chain-of-custody mean?
Chain-of-custody is the route taken by raw materials from their source to a final product, ready for sale to the end user. Each process on the route has to be undertaken by certified members to ensure the chain is not broken. This includes forests, processing, manufacturing and distribution. Each member has to go through extensive auditing to ensure their practices are within the requirements of the FSC standard. As a retailer we have been independently verified for Chain-of-Custody certification and now eligible to label our eligible products with the FSC logo.
flooringsupplies.co.uk works very closely with all partners to act appropriately with regards to environmental awareness. Our simple code of practice is designed to work in harmony with Mother Nature, complementing natural products, and materials always with an appreciation of the environment. flooringsupplies.co.uk philosophy and mindset is determined to promote and educate manufacturers and consumers alike on environmental issues.
Believe it or not there are huge benefits of choosing environmentally friendly flooring. Far less energy is consumed in timber production, processing and disposal, than in any other construction material. Today, because the popularity of real wood flooring has grown, so too has the commitment to vigorous replanting schedules and responsible harvesting. More trees are grown than are currently harvested so inadvertently increased demand has had a positive effect and impacted on our environment and natural timber flooring resources.
To fall in line with the above, Flooringsupplies.co.uk work to a strict code of practice when sourcing materials, which all manufacturers we work with must abide by before we would consider offering their products and services.
Adrian Lee from Flooringsupplies.co.uk commented – “We are very proud to achieve this status and feel it’s important for all wood flooring manufacturers and suppliers to consider our environmental responsibilities, and to do our utmost to ensure we all commit to adhering to the values that FSC work so hard to protect.”
Please visit Flooringsupplies.co.uk for more details or call 0800 999 8100.