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, being committed to the environment, we have many products in our catalog with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and CITES certification.
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.
The European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) aims to ban the trade of illegally harvested timber in the European market, in order to manage the international problem of illegal felling. The Regulation also affects companies located outside the EU, as their products can be imported and integrated into the EU supply chain. The EUTR includes different wood products, such as plywood, round wood, fibreboard or particleboard, pulp and paper4, etc. At Maderas Barber we make sure that every purchase of wood from countries outside the EU, respects the EUTR regulation.