Highlight your sustainable procurement choices and meet demanding legislative and market requirements.
Benefits of Responsible Wood certification
For companies at the end of the supply chain, such as brand owners and retailers, Responsible Wood certification offers you many benefits: from highlighting your sustainable procurement choices to meeting demanding legislative and market requirements.
Meet customer expectations
Responsible Wood-certified products can carry the Responsible Wood label. This is important, as consumers are increasingly demanding that the products they buy come from a sustainable source – by using the Responsible Wood label, you can provide your customers with the proof they need.
In fact, labels are the most trusted source of information by consumers about whether a product is environmentally and socially responsible.
Position your brand to deliver on the SDG’s
These days, there is a clear advantage, but also a clear urgency, in being able to demonstrate your company’s commitment to sustainability, and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer the ideal mechanism for this.
By buying and selling Responsible Wood-certified products, you can report on the contribution of sustainable forestry towards the SDGs. But Responsible Wood is much more than just certification. Responsible Wood is endorsed by PEFC, the world’s largest forest certification authority. PEFC are involved in numerous activities on the ground, their collaborative work with forest owners, communities and stakeholders at local levels, enables you to offer support beyond sourcing Responsible Wood, demonstrating a much wider contribution towards these vital goals.
Sourcing of certified material contributes to your triple bottom line reporting, as the Responsible Wood sustainable forest management standard assures that forests are managed in line with strict environmental, social and economic requirements, creating value for its workers and communities.
Secure your supply
Responsible Wood is an active member of the PEFC Family. PEFC is the world’s largest source of certified, sustainably managed forests, using PEFC-certified material enables you to secure your supply of responsibly sources material. Over 300 million hectares of certified forests (75% of total certified forests) in 47 countries around the world supply nearly 38% of global industrial roundwood production (FAO, 2018).
Comply with legislation
As a brand owner or retailer, you are surrounded by numerous legislative and regulatory requirements. Responsible Wood-certified products all originate in Responsible Wood-certified forests managed in compliance with Australian legal forest requirements. Responsible Wood certification also meets fundamental ILO conventions, protecting the rights of people in the forest and throughout the forest supply chain.
Furthermore, Responsible Wood Chain of Custody certification is aligned with the Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Act.
Proof of Traceability
Responsible Wood Chain of Custody certification tracks wood from sustainable sources through the supply chain to the final product. It demonstrates that each step of the supply chain is closely monitored through independent auditing to ensure that unsustainable sources are excluded. The audits are carried out regularly and consistently by third party independent certification bodies.