“Are your iroko kitchen workbenches FSC-certified?” Question of the Week 30.07.16
“Are your iroko kitchen workbenches FSC-certified?”
This week, Alex emailed us from Newmarket to find out whether our iroko kitchen workbenches are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
“Hello, I am really impressed by the stunning finish of your iroko worktops. I would like to place an order, but first I wanted to check whether they are FSC-certified – I ‘ve heard iroko wood can be hard to source sustainably.”
Thanks for getting in touch! We are pleased to hear that you are as charmed by the magnificent lustre of our iroko worktops as we are – they truly are stunning.
As a company that is proud to uphold strict environmental policies, we are committed to the sustainable sourcing of all our timbers. Though FSC certification is not always possible to obtain when procuring wood from areas of certain countries, wood can still be acquired in an ethical and sustainable manner if the correct procedures are followed. For instance, with exotic timber such as zebrano, we make sure to purchase from legal, reputable sources, and require that a full chain of custody is supplied. Furthermore, we verify that all our suppliers – new and existing – operate in forests with well-established tree replanting programmes.
We have worked hard to find suppliers who can provide legally sourced iroko wood from forests which are managed responsibly. This beautiful tree species grows abundantly in certain areas of Africa, making it a particularly sustainable choice when it comes to exotic timbers.
All our suppliers are dedicated agents committed to sustainable forestry, and meet our exacting requirements when it comes to the ethical sourcing of timber. Many of our most popular timbers – such as oak, bamboo, ash, American walnut and maple – are available with FSC certification; to guarantee your worktops are from an FSC-approved source please specify this preference when you place your order, either using the online order form or by speaking with one of our sales advisors.
Please visit our Environmental page to find out more about our sustainability policies, our environmental credentials and our partnership with the International Tree Foundation.
Ben @ Worktop Express
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