Responsible Wood Sourcing Matters to UK citizens – FSC

In Blog by Trevor


According to a recent consumer survey conducted by Global Market Research TNS, three quarters of UK citizens these days believe it is important for the products they purchase to have been responsibly sourced.

This key social motivation is building apace it seems. It was specifically highlighted recently during the CTI promotion of the recent International Day of Forests.

On this occasion Rosie Teasdale, Executive Director at the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) said: “ If we want forests to be here for future generations, it is vital that we source our wood and paper products responsibly and it is really encouraging to see just how many people in the UK care about where the products they buy are coming from.

Choosing and promoting FSC-certified products and materials is one way to help ensure forests for all forever, allowing us to enjoy all the benefits that forests give us, now and in the future,” she added

Reports the CTI, “Alongside this timber sourcing issue, there is also of course the public awareness around the environmental impact of plastics which is now very much reaching new heights.

Businesses, organisations and the Government itself have announced ways in which they will move to change and innovate to counter the tidal wave of waste.

As this renaissance takes hold, it is important that all organisations make the transition to responsible attitudes wherever possible. Switching from oil-derived plastics to forest-based materials can be a positive move, but if not implemented correctly it can still have a damaging major impact on the environment.

Without credible, independent certification, it can be difficult to be sure that a forest product has been sourced responsibly and is not contributing to global de-forestation.”

Adds the FSC, “Some 55% of people in the UK recognise the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) logo as the mark of responsible forestry (TNS 2018) The FSC logo helps brands align with public expectations and demonstrate their responsible sourcing.”

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