Deforestation is the world’s second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. That’s why timber is so high on the sustainability agenda.
Timber Products Manager, Bob Tee, gives a summary of the leading certification schemes.
There are many certification schemes for timber, but the two main recognised ones are:
What’s the difference between the two?
I get asked this a lot, but there’s actually more about them that’s the same.
FSC® used to be considered the gold standard and tends to get specified more. But both certification schemes are well-respected in the industry and have common aims.
Think of it like Apple vs Android.
Timber merchants and the construction industry overall, play a huge role in making sure that timber comes from sustainably managed forests – where trees are replanted as they’re felled. Without this, our forests might not be around for future generations.
Elliotts is certified as a supplier of both FSC® (registration number FSC® C112421) and PEFC™ (registration number BMT-PEFC-1106) timber.