28/11/2012 admin 0Comment

As everyone knows, forests play an important part in regulating the earth’s climate. Nonetheless the destruction and degradation of forests does not stop, which leads to increasing CO2 emissions, and thus gradual catastrophic climate change. Therefore it is important to make one’s contribution to halt this progress. Choosing FSC or PETC approved wood for your furniture is one way to help.

FSC wood is sourced from forests that have been certified by the global acting, non-governmental Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) which is the world’s most respected forest certification scheme. The forests from which the FSC wood hails are managed with consideration for people, wildlife and the environment. They have a positive impact on workers and communities, vary governance processes globally, and change the environmental conditions in the forests. Logged trees are promptly replaced with new ones or regenerate naturally so that the forest soil will not be emaciated and unusable and the forest’s consistency is ensured. Moreover, parts of the forest are protected completely to protect endangered species. Furthermore trees are not cut down from areas where indigenous people live. Also the worker’s health and safety is ensured.

The PEFC is also an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management through independent third-party certification and requires the forest owners to aim, to campaign or enhance the protective functions of forests and society. PEFC campaigns for the protection of water resources and from soil erosion and works against illegal logging and infrastructural and social problems in the forest areas. Furthermore forest owners must try to increase the biodiversity. It is the certification system for small forest owners including family and community owned forests and the world’s largest certification system.

Inside Out Contracts are a company with an ecological and social conscience, a passion for great design and an interest in environmental protection. We offer a large range of furniture which is FSC certified. Search for FSC in the search function of our website to see our FSC products. Each of the products approved are clearly marked as such, although all of the timber products which we sell use wood from sustainable sources.

We insist on using Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) wood for all of our bespoke furniture.