A Mouldings and Stairparts Manufacturer's Commitment to Sustainability

A Mouldings and Stairparts Manufacturer’s Commitment to Sustainability: Obtaining FSC and PEFC Certification

In an era where sustainability and responsible sourcing have become paramount, businesses across industries are taking significant steps to reduce their environmental impact. One such industry is the manufacturing of mouldings and stairparts, where a growing number of companies are embracing sustainable practices. Cheshire Mouldings & Woodturnings Limited, located in St Helens, is one of the companies in this category. They have recently shared a Case Study detailing their firsthand experience of obtaining certification. You can access and read the Case Study here.

A commendable move in this direction is when a manufacturer obtains certification from FSC® and PEFC. In this blog post, we will delve into the significance of obtaining FSC and PEFC certification for a mouldings and stairparts manufacturer’s and the positive implications it has on both the business and the environment.

What is FSC and PEFC Certification?

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) are internationally recognised certification schemes. They are aimed at promoting responsible forest management. These certifications ensure that products sourced from certified forests are produced ethically, economically, and environmentally sustainably.

The Importance of FSC and PEFC Certification for Manufacturers

Sustainable Resource Management:

Obtaining FSC and PEFC certification demonstrates a manufacturer’s commitment to responsible resource management. By sourcing materials from sustainably managed forests, manufacturers help conserve biodiversity, protect water quality, and mitigate climate change.

Meeting Consumer Demands:

Today’s consumers are increasingly conscious of the environmental impact of the products they purchase. FSC and PEFC certifications provide assurance to consumers that the mouldings and stairparts they buy come from responsibly managed forests. This transparency builds trust and helps manufacturers tap into the growing market of eco-conscious consumers.

Compliance with Regulations:

Many countries have regulations in place to promote sustainable sourcing of timber products. By obtaining FSC and PEFC certification, manufacturers ensure compliance with these regulations, avoiding potential legal issues and reputational damage.

Market Access:

FSC and PEFC certifications open doors to new markets and business opportunities. Many retailers, construction companies, and architects have sustainability requirements for the products they use or specify. Certification makes it easier for manufacturers to access these markets, leading to increased sales and business growth.

Positive Corporate Image:

Demonstrating a commitment to environmental responsibility through FSC and PEFC certification enhances a manufacturer’s corporate image. It showcases the company as a responsible player in the industry, attracting environmentally conscious partners, investors, and employees.


Obtaining FSC and PEFC certification is a significant achievement for Mouldings and Stairparts Manufacturer’s committed to sustainability. By embracing responsible forest management practices, these manufacturers contribute to the preservation of forests, mitigate climate change, and meet the demands of eco-conscious consumers. Furthermore, certification opens up new business opportunities and enhances the company’s corporate image. As more manufacturers recognize the importance of sustainable practices, we can look forward to a future where responsible sourcing becomes the norm, benefiting both businesses and the environment.

Find out more

If you would like to learn more about FSC and/or PEFC certification, you can contact our team by calling 01952 288322 or initiating a live chat on our website. The Sales and Marketing teams are available during office hours to assist you and provide more information.

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