Nature and wood are our great passions and it is for this reason that is essential for us to guarantee that the wood comes from sustainable and legal sources and that it has been treated with respect for the environment, biodiversity and the regeneration capacity of the forests. One of our fundamental principles is the fight against illegal felling trees which causes serious economic, environmental and social impacts. This is why we are committed to the environment and we have many FSC certificated products in our catalog.
LICENSE CODE: FSC-C092704
The 100% FSC certification guarantees that the origin of the woods included in this classification, come entirely from a forest that meets the environmental and social standards of the Forest Stewardship Council FSC which is a global organization that promotes responsible forest management worldwide. In sustainably managed forests, for every tree that is cut down, at least one other is planted, although it is usual that 80% of what is produced per year is cut. In this way, every year there is an increase in the total number of trees. As an FSC certified company, we receive an annual audit to verify that our FSC wood follows a controlled chain of custody that certifies the wood from its felling to final sale. The traceability of FSC-certified wood allows us to control its quality from the origin to the final finish.
CITES is an agreement between international governments that seeks to conserve threatened species of fauna and flora. This agreement requires strict controls on international trade for the purchase, exploitation and sale of these species. In Maderas Barber we have many of the woods protected by the CITES agreement, and to obtain and trade them, we receive exhaustive controls carried out by the CITES authority in each shipment received. Orders requiring CITES documentation may be delayed in delivery times, as the export license must be obtained from the CITES authorities in Spain.
What is the difference between CITES wood and 100% FSC certified wood?
All Maderas Barber products identified as FSC®, guarantee that its origin comes from a forest that complies with the principles and criteria of responsible forest management of the Forest Stewardship Council.
In addition, any company involved in the custody chain must also be FSC-certified for a wood to be FSC-certified. In order to obtain the license, it is necessary to comply with certain import and export rules and pass a rigorous audit carried out by FSC representatives. This audit is repeated every year to check the FSC company's wood stock and its trading during the previous year.
While FSC certification is voluntary, CITES licenses are a worldwide requirement. A CITES wood refers to a CITES protected wood in order to control international trade and conserve the species. When a country considers that a certain species needs protection, it applies for its inclusion in the CITES appendix and ensures that any import or export will be regulated and authorized through the CITES certificate system.
The European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) aims to prevent illegal logging trade in order to protect forests. To achieve this, European companies ensure that imported wood comes from legal sources and that the supplier has all the necessary certificates and permits to exploit and export the purchased species. The Regulation also applies to purchases made outside the EU, thus guaranteeing the legality of the wood and its origin. The EUTR includes different wood products, such as plywood, round wood, fibreboard or particleboard, pulp and paper, etc. At Maderas Barber we make sure that every purchase of wood from countries outside the EU, respects the EUTR regulation.
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