The PEFC Label, a commitment to forest sustainability
Introduced in 1999 by European wood industry companies, in collaboration with wood processors, this certification applies to all wood processing stages to promote and guarantee the use of products sourced from forests that meet economic, ecological, social and ethical standards.
Our goal : To ensure that forest resources are sustainably managed thanks to a 4-step chain of custody standard, which ensures the traceability of wood and wood-based products all the way to the finished product :
- Forest exploitation / Wood harvesting
- Tracking of unprocessed wood
- Wood processing
- Commercialization of the finished product
Each year, a monitoring audit verifies that our certified companies still meet the certification criteria, such as respect for forest flora and fauna, the prohibition of GMOs, the working conditions of forest workers and the retention of deadwood to favour biodiversity.
Our Brugère factory, for example, has been PEFC certified since 2003, thus demonstrating its long-standing commitment to the sustainable management of forest resources. Over 90% of its supplies are PEFC certified. This ensures that forests remain as productive, diverse and beautiful as the wood delivered to the factory.
The FSC label : promoting sustainable, intelligent and inclusive growth
In its WOOD activities, the MANUFACTURES FÉVRIER group fully adheres to the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) label, which promotes responsible forest management, meaning management that is ecologically appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable, to meet the needs of current and future generations.
Our industries' ecologically appropriate forest management guarantees that the harvesting of our wood contributes to the preservation of forests' biodiversity and productivity.
Socially beneficial forest management enables local populations and society as a whole to enjoy the long-term benefits of our activities, and also encourages local populations to preserve forest resources and implement sustainable management plans.
In the context of major societal challenges such as the ecological transition, educational success and territorial cohesion, our aim is to transform successful local innovations into solutions that can be replicated within our industries.