Troldtekt has increased the proportion of FSC -certified wood it uses, and is now able to supply products which are ‘FSC 100%’-certified. At the same time, Troldtekt is phasing out PEFC certification in order to focus fully on the FSC label.
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 Credit’ category, but has now been approved to deliver panels which are ‘FSC 100%’-certified (FSC®C115450), meeting stricter requirements for traceability and how the raw wood is handled in production.
At the same time, since 2017 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 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 so that they meet the slightly different ‘FSC 100%’ requirements, and we are buying as much FSC-certified wood as we can,” says Renate Blom, environmental manager at Troldtekt A/S.
At the same time, Troldtekt has decided to no longer certify products according to the PEFCTM standard, so that in future FSC will be the only sustainable certification which customers, suppliers and employees will need to think about.
“Fewer of our customers are demanding PEFC-certified products compared to FSC. The requirements of both certifications are changing all the time, and are not the same. So, in order to simplify our marketing, communication and internal processes, we have decided against ‘double certification’, and will in future go all-in for FSC,” says Renate Blom.