FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. It was founded in 1993 in response to public concern about deforestation and demand for a trustworthy wood-labelling scheme. There are national working groups more than 50 countries including the UK. FSC UK is a registered charity. It is supported by NGOs including WWF, Greenpeace and the Woodland Trust.
The PEFC Council (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, founded in 1999 which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification. The PEFC provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood and paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests.
Confor is an organisation that promotes sustainable forestry and low-carbon businesses. Confor represents and supports members by helping build the market for wood and forest products, creating a supportive policy environment
Grown in Britain is creating new sustainably-managed woodland to increase the supply of British timber destined for use by local people and businesses. Whether it’s to heat our homes, in the construction of new buildings, or for retailers to create wood products that shape our everyday lives. The opportunities and the benefits of Grown in Britain are endless not just for the environment, but for people, wildlife, and our local economies.
The Made in Britain Campaign supports & promotes British manufacturing, enabling buyers and consumers at home and abroad to identify British-made products.
Advice on selection of suitable wood species for different end-uses
Advice on selection of appropriate wood protection products
Specifications for high quality preservative treatments for all Use Classes
Specifications for flame retardant treatments
Information on suppliers of coatings, preservatives, flame retardants and wood treated with these products
Information on safe and effective use of all types of wood protection products and treated timber.
Certification & Timber Grading – Certification and Timber Grading is one of the UK’s leading timber certification and notification bodies.
The Forestry Commission – The body responsible for national policy, grants for planting and woodland management and the management of the public forests.
The Woodland Trust is dedicated to the protection of our native woodland heritage. They own and manage woodland throughout the country and also provide information and education on native woodland.
The United Kingdom Forest Products Industry is making an increasingly significant contribution to the national economy. Better still, the United Kingdom forest resource is expanding. Now, with the help of major investments from the sawmilling and wood processing industry, sustained growth in the utilisation of the increasing volume of timber is being achieved.
The role of representing the technical and commercial interests of this dynamic industry is a crucial one, filled by the United Kingdom Forest Products Association.
The Silvanus Trust works in partnership with those concerned with woodland:
i. influencing policy concerning sustainable and viable woodlands
ii. providing information, support, advice, education and training for those with an interest in or working in wood and woodlands.
iii. supporting South West wood industry businesses through several projects to promote a sustainable woodland economy.
iv. undertaking research and promote best practice in community projects, and for partners and businesses receiving our support.