Certification

LeafsEco Door Systems are working towards fully certified and tested to BS476 part 22, as a member of the internationally recognised and UKAS approved IFC scheme and all of our screens are tested in accordance with BS7950-1997 for the specification for enhanced security performance.

Our process, quality and constructions are audited annually by an independent third party.

We strongly support international efforts to improve forest management, as a result we will not trade in timber species prohibited under appendix 1 of the convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) legislation.

There are more than fifty regional or national forest certification schemes operating throughout the world, therefore association with a single party may limit our sources and material scope. It is our public commitment that all of the timber we use is sourced from responsible suppliers who are carefully selected, fully certified and third party assessed.

The timber we use is drawn from a chain of custody supported by one of the following certified bodies. The certifying body will be dependent on the specific species, availability and origin.

FSC - The Forest Stewardship Council was established in 1993. FSC covers a total certified forest area of 74 million hectares in 72 countries, and 4,588 chain of custody certified companies in 73 countries.

The FSC offers a credible timber certification scheme for all forest types and plantations. FSC is supported by major environmental organisations including WWF, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, and with its distinctive label is subsequently recognised as the benchmark for responsible forestry and is generally the most widely specified body.

SFI -The Sustainable Forestry Initiative of the American Forest & Paper Association, was established in 1995 and currently has 65 million hectares enrolled and about 54 million hectares independently third party certified forests in the United States and Canada. (See www.afandpa.org)

PEFC -The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Scheme is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, which promotes the sustainable management of the world’s forest though independent, third party certification. Since its inception in 1999, PEFC has become the world’s largest international forest certification scheme (See www.pefc.org).

Other governing bodies from which our approved timber may be sourced, mainly due to species and specification, include:

ATFS – American Tree Fram System www.treefarmsystem.org

CSA – Canadian Standards Association www.csa.ca

FFCS – Finnish Forest Certification System www.ffcs-finland.org

MTCC – Malaysian Timber Certification Council

UKWAS – UK Woodland Assurance Scheme www.ukwas.org.uk

 

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