FSC Certified Timber
Nottage Timber Group holds FSC® or Forest Stewardship Council® certification (FSC® C122255) which means that we source our timber from well-managed, FSC®-Certified forests and other controlled sources through what is known as a chain-of-custody.
Responsible sourcing of wood can benefit construction projects in many ways. Wood is more carbon and energy efficient in comparison to other building materials. However, wood can originate from unsustainable forest management practices which can undermine its benefits. This risk can be mitigated by sourcing FSC certified wood. FSC is the world’s most trusted sustainable forest management solution that adds environmental, social and economic benefits to construction projects. It also helps in meeting different environmental regulations like EUTR, the US Lacey Act etc
Construction projects using FSC certified wood have a 3-fold advantage. First, FSC as the gold standard in sustainable forest management verifies that the wood has been responsibly sourced. Second, FSC is the only recognized forest products certification standard for both leading global green building promotion schemes: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and the Living Building Challenge. Third, the public procurement policies of many countries (like the UK, Netherlands, Germany, Australia, Spain), require FSC certification as proof of compliance with public procurement requirements, to varying degrees.
The Value of FSC
FSC-certified forests have environmental, economic, and social benefits.
As the world’s most trusted sustainable forest management solution, FSC labeling tells customers that the materials used originate from sustainable and legal sources.
Certificate Holder Testimony
FSC works in close collaboration with architects, builders, developers, and interior designers to help them make their projects sustainable and communicate the impact to their clients and consumers.
“More than ever, buyers and end-users across the supply chain are looking at how manufacturers address environmental issues. FSC certification gives us a competitive advantage in the face of products that are not certified and helps level the playing field among other certified players.” - Russ Jordan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing ARAUCO North America
Sustainable Wood, FSC and the SDGs
FSC addresses 14 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, covering ecological and social issues in forests around the globe.