Norbord Europe has enhanced its engineered wood-based panel products by extending the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) Chain of Custody certification to UK sites as well as applying for a Group Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.
Norbord Europe and Norbord BV now operate on the same FSC certification and the successful PEFC application permits the company to sell PEFC-certified board in the UK.
Both FSC and PEFC certifications illustrate that Norbord’s products originate in forests that operate in an environmentally-sustainable way, and are not derived from illegal logging or destructive forest management practices.
Both these certifications require a comprehensive audit trail of timber sources to show independent auditors that they come from sustainably-managed forests from around the world.
Rik Odendal, Norbord Europe’s wood purchasing manager, said: “We can now run Norbord Europe certification on a single management system which is much easier to manage and takes up less time than the previous individual systems.”