“A significant proportion of our acoustic panels are FSC-certified (FSC®C115450), but we want to produce even more, as an increasing number of Danish forestry owners hopefully have their forests certified. Our strategy is based on sustainable production, and the market is ready for larger volumes of FSC-certified products. Therefore, we see a huge need for more certified forest areas in Denmark,” says Peer Leth, CEO of Troldtekt A/S.
At Troldtekt, we have also arranged and hosted meetings between Danish forestry and players in the timber industry aimed at increasing the supply of local certified wood.
Ready for more sustainable forests
Today, just 20% of Denmark’s forests are FSC-certified, and demand is outstripping supply. The FSC label guarantees, among other things, that no more trees are felled than the forest can reproduce on its own – and that local workers are trained, supplied with safety equipment and paid a decent wage.
“The forestry industry has been waiting for demand to take off. At the same time, the Danish FSC forestry standard has needed revising and optimising, reducing the number of requirements and making them more practice-oriented. That is why we are now calling on private forest owners and landowners to certify their forests,” says Loa Dalgaard Worm, Director of Strategy and Business Development at FSC Denmark.