Every two seconds, somewhere on Earth an area of forest the size of a football field is clear cut by illegal loggers. Products of illegal timber trade can be found everywhere, from building sites to private homes. A FSC® - Forest Stewardship Council® - logo means that you can be confident you are not contributing to the destruction of the world’s forests.
FSC® ensures that the rights and needs of local people and workers have been respected and that the highest environmental and conservation standards have been applied.
The product can be tracked from the forest to the end user through Chain-of-Custody Certification. Paarhammer has been Chain-of-Custody certified with the number SCS-COC-001887 since 2008 as the first certified joinery in Victoria.
Of the current available systems in the Australian market, Planet Ark recommends choosing FSC® over other competing systems such as AFS or PEFC.
150,000,000 hectares of forest worldwide are managed to FSC® standards in 79 countries, which makes FSC® the world’s largest forest certification organisation. It was founded in 1993 and is endorsed by WWF, Greenpeace, Oxfam and more.
Environmentally conscious consumers can order their windows and doors FSC® certified, thereby complying with the highest social and environmental standards on the market.
Information on FSC®: https://au.fsc.org/en-au