FSC

Certifications
Certifications
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Certifications like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), and Grown in Britain prioritise small-scale forests, are verified against international benchmarks, and aim to improve livelihoods and conserve ecosystems while mitigating negative environmental impacts.
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Forest Sustainability: Deforestation
Forest Sustainability: Deforestation
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Deforestation is the intentional removal of forested areas for purposes including agriculture, industrial development, grazing land, fuel production, and construction materials. As a global issue, deforestation can impact the environment and society negatively through its contribution to climate change, biodiversity loss, soil erosion, effects on the water cycle, increasing air...
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cover of Sourcing Timber Sustainably, a Knowledge Sheet from TDUK
Sourcing Timber Sustainably
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Obtaining certification for sustainably sourced timber is vital to reduce the environmental impacts of construction. Certification aids in achieving sustainability certifications for construction projects and requires a robust chain of custody system, which involves proper training and management of procurement, production, and storage of certified materials.
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Forest Sustainability
Forest Sustainability
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Forests are essential to support life on Earth and to provide essential resources to both wildlife and humans. Responsible management - balancing economic, social, and environmental objectives - can achieve forest sustainability.
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Forest management certification
Forest management certification in Poland has changed
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A recent decision by Polish State Forests will significantly reduce the availability of FSC-certified material from Polish forests, TDUK has warned its members. According to a recent statement issued by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), six Regional Directorates of State Forests (RDSFs) have made the decision to discontinue FSC certification...
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Sourcing sustainable timber
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Read on the various different certification schemes that are available, the legal obligations to adhere to Chain of Custody certification and also the three different certification categories - illegal, legal and sustainable timber.
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Sustainable sourcing
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Learn about sustainable management of forests, temperate forests and hardwoods, and tropical hardwoods.
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Introduction to timber cladding
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Introduce into timber cladding and the purpose and uses of it, the different types and design considerations that go along with it.
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