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Newsletter July 2018 • Issue 49

Annual Stakeholder Day


COMPANIES in the global forest industry are continually investing in contribution to maintaining
new technology to further improve the way they operate and to provide and increasing the global
products that are high-quality and sustainably sourced. A growing forest area. Creating market
recognition of the circular economy and its drive to reduce, reuse and value for forests is a key Peter Latham, Chairman of PEFC
International will chair this year’s
recycle has seen companies begin to develop innovative solutions to incentive to preserve them. annual stakeholder meeting

transform old waste into new products.


Our stakeholder event this year will therefore showcase some of
Advanced uses for wood-based fibres are being developed with the the innovative and technological developments that are impacting
manufacture of textiles that were previously made from synthetic fibres on demand for forest products. The theme will be Innovation and
derived from fossil fuels. These are now being used in the wider drive Technology in the Forest Products Sector. In addition to looking
towards ethical fashion for producers and the retailers they supply. at new uses for wood fibre, the event will also explore the future role
Engineered wood products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glulam that developing digital technologies such as Blockchain might play in
are now at the forefront of contemporary architecture and building design the certification sector – especially in chain of custody management.
and the leading alternative to concrete and steel. Timber is transforming The event will be held in London on Tuesday 16th October. For further
the face of our cities and this increased use of timber makes a positive details and to register visit: https://bit.ly/2N7Egjy

PEFC Partners with Solid Wood Solutions


PEFC UK will be a partner at one of the most high-profile timber Blackdale Campus,
events of the summer – Solid Wood Solutions. This one-day the new Abbey Wood
conference and exhibition will showcase pioneering projects through Crossrail station and
informative case studies, presented by those who have conceived the award-winning
and developed buildings that are gaining global recognition. Solid Dalston Lane project located in the London Borough of Hackney –
Wood Solutions will also provide a great opportunity to gain insight which at nearly 34m tall is one the world’s largest load bearing cross
and network with those who are shaping the future of the engineered laminated timber (CLT) structures.
timber industry - especially Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) – the
majority of the CLT used in the UK is PEFC-certified – and Glulam. Participation at this event is part of PEFC’s ongoing. ‘Designing the
Future with Sustainable Timber’ global campaign that aims to raise
Many landmark schemes in the UK have used PEFC-certified solid awareness of and demand for PEFC-certified timber within the global
wood including the developments at the University of East Anglia’s construction sector. For more information visit: https://bit.ly/2pOaVQn

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Certified Forests and Sustainable Construction
THE Crown Estate forest in Windsor Great Park was the legal and sustainable timber enters the supply chain.
main location for PEFC UK’s inaugural field trip for the Presentations were also given by the Soil Association’s
construction sector. Held on a gloriously sunny day in Andy Grundy on forest management auditing and
May, the visit was designed to demonstrate the link the UK Woodland Assurance Standard. Steve Cook,
between certified forests and sustainable construction. Willmott Dixon’s Sustainable Development Manager,
Delegates also visited the Crown Estate biomass Director of PEFC UK and Co-chair of Grown in Britain,
operation and local, PEFC-certified timber merchant, described the steps being taken to drive growth in
John Deakin, Chief Forester
Beaumont Forest Products. Participants were able to of Crown Estate responsible sourcing along the construction supply chain.
learn more about the importance of certification and how the It was clear from feedback that contractors found the day very
construction sector can support responsible producers and ultimately useful so we hope to run more of these trips in the future. For more
the world’s woodlands and forests, through their procurement choices. information visit: https://bit.ly/2Jt9ijG

They also had an opportunity to witness timber harvesting when some pre-
commercial thinnings were carried out. They were briefed by Crown Estate’s
Chief Forester John Deakin, on the steps taken to ensure that Swinley Forest
part of the 6,000-hectare Windsor Estate, is sustainably-managed. He also
explained how the forest met PEFC’s sustainable forest management criteria
on land management, accessibility for recreational users and wildlife and bio-
diversity promotion and its long-term tree replanting strategy.

Andy Ferguson, Forest Products Director at Buildbase, led participants


around the Beaumont Forest Products facility, to demonstrate how

Stakeholder Visit to Scottish their industry sector can take to demonstrate


its support for producers who have invested in

Borders responsible forest management.

More than twenty stakeholders from a broad


range of sectors including timber trading,
furniture, retail and hospitality participated in
the event. The group visited a planting site and
also had an opportunity to witness a harvesting
operation. The forest visit was followed by a
tour of the James Jones sawmill in Lockerbie to
see the processes involved in transforming a
log into a range of sawn timber products.

These annual field trips are designed to


IN MAY, James Jones & Sons – Scotland’s The trip was designed to give a select group showcase Sustainable Forest Management,
largest independent sawmiller – and Scottish of delegates, a better understanding of illustrate what Chain of Custody certification
Woodlands - the UK’s leading independent Forest sustainable forest management and Chain of involves and demonstrate the rigorous
Management Company – partnered with PEFC Custody certification. Participants were able to processes involved in bringing certified wood
UK to host a field trip to the Scottish borders. learn why certification matters and what steps products to market.

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PEFC UK COMPANY SPOTLIGHT

Sustainable
Packaging
Photo courtesy of Southsea Deckchairs from Itsu
ITSU was founded in 1997 by Julian Metcalfe,
AS this is our summer issue, what ensure that the chairs are strong, weather one of the co-founders of leading food to go
better time to feature a company that resistant and long lasting. chain Pret a Manger. It sells a range of Asian-
manufactures an iconic product associated inspired dishes. There are now over 70 outlets
with sunny days in the park or on the beach The company has been certified for the past serving light, nutritious dishes to millions of
– the traditional stripey canvas deckchair. six years and Managing Director Stephen customers from venues around the country.
Davies commented, “as a company Southsea
Southsea Deckchairs has been are committed to responsibly-sourced raw The company strives to produce “the most
manufacturing beach furniture at its materials. We use PEFC certified timber so innovative, healthy delicious food from
Channel coast base for over 25 years. They that our customers can sit comfortably, safe responsible sources”. It also extends the same
aim to provide customers with a product in the knowledge that they are supported by care in its choice of packaging. We are
which is both durable and sustainable. The timber from well-managed forests”. delighted to see that Itsu’s sushi trays,
company uses PEFC-certified Merpauh manufactured by Huhtamaki Delta, are made
from Malaysia to construct the frames. For more information visit: from PEFC-certified paper board and carry
Using this popular tropical hardwood helps https://bit.ly/2JMXqwk the PEFC label to provide customers with
assurances of responsible sourcing.

Forester Joins UKWAS 4


PEFC UK Team Approved
TO HELP us promote PEFC to woodland owners THE UK Woodland Assurance Standard
and the use of PEFC’s online certification tool, we (UKWAS) is an independent certification
have contracted the services of an experienced standard for verifying sustainable woodland
forester, Matt Taylor. Matt, who will be helping raise management in the UK. A new fourth edition
awareness of and grow demand for PEFC forest of the UKWAS was introduced on 1st April
certification, has worked in the UK forestry and land 2018. This revised version was prepared by
management industry for over 20 years. We hope the UKWAS Steering Group and subsequently
that Matt’s efforts will stimulate greater uptake adopted for use in the UK by both the Forest
of certification from small woodlands, which will Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and PEFC.
lead to increased amounts of PEFC certified timber Printed copies can be ordered by e-mailing
coming on to the UK marketplace. info@pefc.co.uk and further infomation can
be found at http://ukwas.org.uk

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2018 Annual General Meeting Meet PEFC UK
EVERY PEFC-certified company in the UK automatically becomes a member of PEFC UK with Solid Wood Solutions
full voting rights at the Annual General Meeting. They, along with organisations who share 5th July 2018
PEFC’s commitment to sustainable forest management, The Occulus, University of Warwick,
are invited to join us for this year’s Annual General meeting
which will be held at Ecclesall Woods Discovery Centre,
PEFC UK Coventry
https://bit.ly/2pOaVQn
ANNUAL REPORT
Abbey Lane, Sheffield S7 2QZ on Tuesday 10th July 2018.
For further details see: https://bit.ly/2pO9diC Annual General Meeting
10th July 2018
Ecclesall Woods Discovery Centre,

2018 Annual
Sheffield
https://bit.ly/2pO9diC

Report Published Structural Timber Awards Dinner


OUR 2018 Annual Report will be distributed at 10th October 2018
this year’s Annual General meeting. It can be National Conference Centre,
downloaded from the website at https://bit.ly/2Jq5T9m Birmingham
or printed copies can be requested by e-mailing info@pefc.co.uk https://bit.ly/2DYfuwn

Annual Stakeholder Meeting


16th October 2018
NCVO, London

New Publications https://bit.ly/2N7Egjy

from PEFC Regional Stakeholder Seminar


6th November 2018
WE have recently revised NCVO, London
and updated our brochure Agenda TBC
for the construction sector –
PEFC-Certified ‘Timber for the
Construction Industry’. We’ve
also developed a handy, wallet-
sized reminder – ‘Buying Legal &
Sustainable Timber’ – for those
responsible for ensuring compliance
with corporate timber procurement policies.
Both publications can be downloaded from the PEFC
website: https://bit.ly/2sTWJqy or for printed copies,
e-mail: info@pefc.co.uk

ALUN WATKINS HILARY KHAWAM


PEFC UK Executive Director PEFC UK Communications & Marketing Director
 awatkins@pefc.co.uk /  0114 307 2334  hilary.khawam@pefc.co.uk /  01689 819902
Please call Alun for all general enquiries and queries about Chain of Custody and use of the PEFC logo.

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