EU TIMBER REGULATION
Internationally, a great deal of work is being done to improve forestry and harvesting practices. It’s recognised that good forest management can contribute to climate change mitigation, provide environmental benefits as well as social, political and economic betterment.
In order to combat the international trade in illegal timber, the European Commission has created new legislation to prevent illegal wood from being placed onto the market in the European Union. The regulation came into force in March 2013 and applies to timber and timber-based products that are produced both within the EU and imported into the Member States from outside the EU.
Halspan® door blanks are produced in the EU from sustainable sources and have both PEFC and FSC Chain of Custody certification. Whilst timber certified by PEFC and FSC schemes isn’t exempt from EU Timber Regulation, these schemes provide a straightforward means of demonstrating compliance.