Joinery and furniture FSC® and PEFC Certification
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Giddings and Son Limited
Giddings is a family-owned, well-established joinery and interiors company. They offer bespoke design solutions for commercial or residential spaces in and around London.
What is the difference between FSC® and PEFC certification
Ultimately they have the same aim and that is to ensure that forest-based products are responsibly sourced.
However, they cover separate areas of forest throughout the world and they cannot be mixed at any point.
How do I know whether I need FSC® and PEFC certification?
Your first port of call would be your suppliers and the clients you are selling to.
Firstly, some customers have special requirements. This may mean that they are only willing to accept forest-based products from one of these schemes.
Secondly, FSC® and PEFC certification are both also referred to as a Chain of Custody. This means that every link in the chain from forest to end-user must be certified in order for the claim to continue.
If there is a break within the chain or your suppliers are not certified, then you in turn would not be able to apply for certification.
This is primarily down to traceability, which ensures that the products are from responsible sources.
Interface NRM is a UKAS and ASI Accredited Certification Body based in the Midlands.
The certification services we provide are UKAS ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001.
In addition to this, we also provide FSC® and PEFC Certification.
Get in touch with us
If you would like further information about obtaining certification for your organisation we would love to hear from you.
Our team is available online to chat at all times during office hours – 9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday.
Alternatively, you can call us on 01952 288322 and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
You can also find further information about the services we provide on our website.