Sustainable wood sourcing
One important step towards a more sustainable design industry is to support responsible wood sourcing and forest management. That is why we endorse the Forest Stewardship CouncilTM by increasing the total share of FSCTM-certified wood in our production. Doing so, we help making sure that no more trees are felled than the forest can reproduce – and that local communities, biodiversity and forest workers are treated with respect. Since the FSCTM certification is covering some areas of the world more thoroughly than others, we also take in PEFCTM-certified wood from Canada and the like. The share of FSCTM-certified wood in our total production is currently 90% and we are working towards ensuring a 100% coverage by the end of 2025. We got our first FSC-certificate in 2003 and are proud members of FSC Denmark today as well.
The oak we use in production is from Europe. European forrests were some of the first to become FSC certified (FSCTM - C004462), which resulted in most of our indoor products becoming certified back in 2003, since then we have been working on getting our teak production certified.
Our teak is mainly from Central America and Indonesia, where they use a different certification. Using FSC certified wood is not a box-ticking exercise. We had to wait to get the right quality of teak and we also helped suppliers achieve certification. In this way we tried to bring about change for the greater good not just to meet metrics. Luckily more and more forrests are getting FSC certified due to popular demand.
Furthermore, we adhere to EU’s Timber Regulation from 2013. This means that the we perform due diligences on all shipments covered by the EUTR, to ensure that the wood comes from legal sources.