Now, even the smallest splinter of wood in Troldtekt’s FSC-certified acoustic panels can be traced back to responsible forestry operations. Until recently, Troldtekt has been delivering products in the ‘FSC Mix’ category, but has now been approved to deliver panels which are ‘FSC 100%’-certified, meeting stricter requirements for traceability and how the raw wood is handled in production.
At the same time, Troldtekt has been buying more FSC-certified wood, so that one in four tree trunks now live up to this sustainable designation. This proportion will increase further in future, as Troldtekt is seeing considerable demand for FSC-certified products.
“We have a lot of customers who want to buy panels made using FSC wood. Not least because it has a positive impact on a company’s sustainability performance, and earns credits towards voluntary sustainable building certifications. Recently, we have updated our internal procedures, and we are buying as much FSC-certified wood as we can,” says Renate Blom, environmental manager at Troldtekt A/S.
In connection with the updating of our internal procedures, Troldtekt was assisted by FSC Danmark, of which Troldtekt is a member. FSC Danmark is the Danish office for the international FSC organisation. The review looked at all aspects of the business, from procurement to production.
“Basically, it’s all about keeping things separate, so that you can always be sure that only sustainable wood is being used in FSC-certified products. In companies such as Troldtekt, which started buying sustainable wood early on, procedures have often evolved slowly, and a lot of the know-how has been passed down over the years. We were able to contribute external insight, and point out areas which could be streamlined,” says Loa Dalgaard Worm, Director at FSC Danmark.
Going all-in for FSC
At the same time, Troldtekt has decided to no longer certify products according to the PEFCTM standard. In future FSC will be the only sustainable certification which customers, suppliers and employees will need to think about.
“Fewer customers are demanding PEFC-certified products compared to FSC. The requirements of both certifications are changing all the time, and are not completely the same. So, to simplify our internal processes, we’ve decided against ‘double certification’, and will in future go all-in for FSC,” says Renate Blom.