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 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.
HS Timber Productions Siret successfully completed the ISO 38200:2018 main assessment and received the new ISO 38200:2018 certificate. The Due Diligence System (DDS) was evaluated and recognized as in line with ISO requirements.
ISO 38200:2018 is a new international standard that specifies requirements for a controlled chain of custody (CoC) of wood and wood-based products. The ISO standard is recognized worldwide, and another proof for the unique security architecture of HS Timber Group.
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 the environmentally sound, socially responsible 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. FSC and the HS Timber Group are in an ongoing dialogue process where the HS Timber Group shall demonstrate tangible and significant improvements in its forest management and timber trade operations, as required by FSC, to be eligible to regain FSC certification in the future.