PEFC™-certified acoustic panels
Troldtekt acoustic panels are PEFC-certified. This means that we supply certified acoustic panels manufactured using timber from forests which are documented as being sustainable and which comply with the PEFC principles.
As we are also FSC®-certified (FSC®C115450), customers are free to choose whether their Troldtekt acoustic panels should be FSC or PEFC-certified.
PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) is the biggest sustainable forest certification scheme worldwide, and was established in 1999. It is an approved and recognised ecolabel for sustainable wood for consumers.
Today, the global PEFC is the largest umbrella organisation for forest certification, and is present in more than 50 countries, including Denmark, where the wood for Troldtekt acoustic panels is sourced.
PEFC certification is based on a number of principles for sustainable forestry:
- maintenance or enhancement of biodiversity
- protection of ecologically important forest areas
- prohibition of forest conversions, including the exclusion of certification of plantations established through conversions
- prohibition of genetically modified trees and most hazardous chemicals
- protection of workers’ rights and welfare and the promotion of local employment
- recognition of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of indigenous peoples, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989
- respect for property and land tenure rights as well as customary and traditional rights
- provisions for consultation with local people, communities and other stakeholders
- compliance with all applicable legislation
- requires companies to demonstrate compliance with social, health and safety requirements in traceability certification.
In addition, the scheme has a high level of stakeholder involvement. PEFC:
- strictly separates the process of developing standards, certification and accreditation to ensure complete independence and impartiality
- calls for the development of national forest certification standards, which must be developed in an open process in which all interested parties must have the possibility of participating
- recognises the importance of the major stakeholder groups as defined by Agenda 21 (CSD Major Groups)
- requires that both national and international consultations of national standards and a third-party evaluation are carried out before they can be approved by the PEFC
- requires that all national certification systems must be regularly audited.