Troldtekt leading the call for more FSC®-certified forests

Active participation in FSC Week, presentations at WWF Denmark’s forest conference and at FSC Denmark’s anniversary event.

These are some of the activities in which Troldtekt was involved in 2019 through our partnership with FSC Denmark.

Our two organisations have also joined forces in the media with a call for more certified forests.

Troldtekt leading the call for more FSC-certified forests

“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.

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Municipality certifies forests after dialogue

As a direct result of this ‘call’ from FSC Denmark and Troldtekt, the Municipality of Ringkøbing-Skjern in western Jutland has now decided to FSC-certify all its municipal forests.

“I was invited to a meeting at Troldtekt together with FSC Denmark. Here, I was told about the benefits to be gained from certifying forests and the challenges of obtaining enough FSC-certified wood. I learned a lot from the dialogue, and it resulted in us deciding to FSC-certify our municipal forests as a supplement to our PEFC certification. At the same time, I will make a point of telling my counterparts in other municipalities about the scheme,” says Hans Østergaard (Liberal Party), Mayor of the Municipality of Ringkøbing-Skjern.

More raw wood available locally

Troldtekt produces all its acoustic panels in Troldhede in the Municipality of Ringkøbing-Skjern. The decision to FSC-certify the municipal forests enables us to source more of our raw wood locally.

“Of course, we prick up our ears when a large local company draws attention to a particular need. I’m delighted that we can now offer FSC-certified wood to Troldtekt, for example. It’s important for their sales in Denmark and on their export markets, such as Germany,” says Hans Østergaard.