Working hard to supply flooring that meets exacting environmentally responsible standards, Godfrey Hirst are delighted to display another globally trusted trademark. We are proud to now have a range of PEFC CoC certified products.
What Does PEFC Do?
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC™) is a leading international non-profit organisation whose mission is to promote sustainable forest management through independent third-party accreditation. Taking local conditions and priorities into consideration, PEFC works to protect forests both locally and globally, forming partnerships with multiple stakeholders around the world to boost their collective impact.
Through the PEFC Chain of Custody (CoC) certification, Responsible Wood (the national governing body for PEFC in Australia) promote best practice throughout the entire supply chain to make certain all products from forests are produced to the highest ecological, cultural, ethical and environmental standards. This allows us to actively track every log from forest to floor, guaranteeing that the PEFC certified timber in these products has been responsibly harvested through PEFC. In providing forest owners of all sizes, with the means to demonstrate their responsible practices, PEFC empowers consumers and companies to buy sustainably.
Why Choose PEFC certified products?
Responsible forest management is critical for the global environment, population and economy. Along with supplying food, energy and renewable raw materials, forests promote biodiversity by giving habitats and shelter, and provide livelihoods for millions of people worldwide. Key to the cultural identity of local communities, forests mitigate the effects of climate change, capturing and storing carbon to remove volumes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. In fact, even after a tree has been harvested to be used in construction materials or to make furniture, it will continue to store carbon for its useful life.
This third-party verification confirms our commitment to developing healthier interior spaces and green building standards, with the globally trusted PEFC label helping customers confidently choose sustainable flooring.
Looking for more information?
Please see our PEFC information flyer: