Atlanta Bathrooms

FSC®

All our bathroom furniture is manufactured from FSC® certified timber and only taken from well managed and certified forests.

To help you understand the importance of using FSC approved products we have highlighted below the benefits of using FSC timber.

Over the past decade the preservation and management of the world’s forests has become an increasingly high-priority issue. Illegal logging, deforestation and conversion of old-growth forest to monoculture plantation means the list of problems keeps growing.

Even here in the UK we have lost nearly all of our natural forests and are neglecting much of what is left. We import approximately 85% of our wood needs, with little knowledge and no guarantees about the sustainability of the forest management in the source countries.

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) plays an important role by overseeing a system of forest certification and product labelling.

The FSC trademark on timber and wood products provides assurance that the forest of origin has been independently evaluated to comply with an internationally agreed set of strict standards.

Founded in 1993, the FSC is an international non-profit organisation formed as an association of members representing a diverse range of environmental and social groups, manufacturers, retailers, and forestry professionals from around the world.

Its role is to evaluate, certify and monitor independent certification organisations that in turn audit and certify those organisations which manage the forests or process the timber along the supply chain.

There are two phases involved in the certification of wood products from a well-managed forest. The first is the assessment of the source forest by an independent certification body to evaluate its ecological health, the social impact of the operation and its economic viability. Secondly the certification body audits all companies involved in the Chain of Custody, tracing the wood from the forest through manufacturing to the end product.

Only when both these aspects are in place can products be called FSC certified and carry the FSC trademark.

Link to Forest Stewardship Council – http://www.fsc.org