The certification system for sustainable forest management PEFC is an international, independent, non-profit and non-governmental organisation for the assurance and continuous improvement of sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification.
The HS Timber Group holds PEFC CoC (Chain of Custody) certificates for all its wood processing facilities.
SFI® Label Recognizing Global Standards
HS Timber Group is the first solid wood lumber company approved to use the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI®) Label Recognizing Global Standards. The label recognizes PEFC Chain of Custody (CoC) certified wood products outside of North America.
The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) was established in 1993 as a result of the Rio de Janeiro Environmental Summit. The FSC is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation committed to promoting environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable use of the world's forests.
The HS Timber Group lost its FSC certification and was disassociated in 2017, based on a decision by the FSC board, after having been set on probation for possible disassociation in 2016.
On 2 November 2021, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) announced its decision taken in the last board meeting in June 2021, to end the disassociation with HS Timber Group with immediate effect. A comprehensive analysis by independent external auditors of HS Timber Group’s operations and of the implementation of the company’s action plan for a sustainable supply chain led to this decision by the FSC® Board of Directors. HS Timber Group is pleased about the outcome of this long and intensive process which involved a wide range of stakeholders and was conducted under public observation.
In January 2022, HS Timber Group's blockboard plant HS Baco Panels has become the first production facility in the group to receive FSC certification again.
Here you will find our FSC® certificates and product schedules, other details are included in the FSC® database.
The ISO 14001 family of standards defines internationally recognised requirements for environmental management systems. It includes many other standards on different aspects of environmental management, for example life cycle assessments, environmental performance indicators and the environmental performance evaluation.
The HS Timber Group currently holds ISO 14001 certification in Reci and Comănești.