Us & the enviroment
Jennor Timber’s main activities are the import, storage, manufacture and distribution of wood-based products. We are committed to sourcing our wood products from legally and sustainably managed forests. We recognise our responsibility to the environment, our customers, suppliers and staff and base our commercial activities on well managed forests in order to minimise our overall environmental footprint. This involves understanding, quantifying and systematically managing the environmental effects of all our operations so as to minimise and offset their impact.
For us to be sure that our timber comes from a well-managed forest, we need to know that the forest of origin can be proven to be managing responsibly and the timber purchased can be guaranteed to come from that forest.
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC ®) provides both these elements: Forest Certification and Chain of Custody Control. Forest Certification involves an inspection of the forest management by an independent organisation to check that it complies with internationally agreed Principles and Criteria of good forest management. Requirements include compliance with national legislation, respect for local people's rights, ecological integrity, economic viability, and the need for adequate planning and monitoring of operations.
Chain of Custody Control ensures that the wood is verifiably, from a certified source. It requires that the timber is marked and/or separated from uncertified timber through all processing stages from the forest to the retail shelf. This track, i.e. the 'chain-of-custody’ is likewise inspected and monitored by independent certified bodies.
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, founded in 1999 which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification. The PEFC provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood and paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests.
PEFC is a global umbrella organisation for the assessment of and mutual recognition of national forest certification schemes developed in a multi-stakeholder process. These national schemes build upon the inter-governmental processes for the promotion of sustainable forest management, a series of on-going mechanisms supported by 149 governments in the world covering 85% of the world's forest area.