• Douglas Mathison

Agriforest Ltd achieves FSC ® & PEFC ™ Certification

Agriforest has recently been awarded FSC ® Chain Of Custody & FSC ® Controlled Wood certificates. In addition, Agriforest has also achieved PEFC ™ certification.

Chain Of Custody certification from forest to end-user ensures that FSC ® materials and products have been checked at every stage of processing so that customers purchasing FSC ® labelled products can be confident that they are genuinely FSC ® certified. FSC ® Controlled Wood is material from acceptable sources that can be mixed with FSC ®-certified material in products that carry the FSC ® Mix label. To count as FSC ® Controlled Wood a material’s forest of origin must be risk assessed against the FSC ® Controlled Wood standards. Regular auditing takes place to ensure all standards are adhered to.

PEFC ™ the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, is a leading global alliance of national forest certification systems. As an international non-profit, non-governmental organization, PEFC ™ are dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification.

The achievements demonstrate Agriforest's commitment to responsible sourcing of timber, along with improved market access which will result in even better returns to woodland owners. It further enables the business to now be on a level playing field with it's larger competitors.