BFM is to host a half-day seminar on the growing global demand for certified wood products.
The certified wood seminar, sponsored by the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), will take place on April 11 at AIS, Cranmore Park, Solihull. It will provide attendees with information about certified products, what chain of custody procedures entail and how BFM can assist its members in this area. Please see agenda here.
The event will feature presentations from Alun Watkins of PEFC UK on the market drivers for certified timber and Kate Towler of John Lewis on responsible sourcing.
It will also include talks from Sarah Price of PEFC International on increasing the global supply of certified wood and Mike Greenland of Ligna on the group chain of custody certification and BFM’s Steve Moore on how the BFM can help.
Said Jackie Bazeley, md: “Demand for furniture manufactured from timber or wood-based products is on the rise, as well as an increase in the number of tenders for furniture contracts stipulating that products must be certified by a global sustainable forest management certification scheme.
“This seminar will provide members with key information on how this will affect the furniture industry as a whole, how to ensure their products are sustainably sourced and demonstrate such compliance.”
The event will take place between 9.45am and 2pm. A nominal fee of £30 is being made as the PEFC are kindly sponsoring the event.