Trading as much timber as we do, we try to impact the environment as positively as possible, therefore we buy and sell only certified products.
We set up a Green Policy Programme containing the following 10 points:
Centrop buys and sells FSC or PEFC certified products as much as possible. This means that our products are labelled with a globally accepted mark. This mark guarantees sustainable production and a product harvested from responsibly managed forests. The products chain of custody is monitored by independent controllers, so we can ensure that it is harvested from responsibly managed forests.
The Forest Stewardship Council is an international organisation that stimulates responsible forest management and the use of sustainably produced timber. Their goal is to protect the forests against destruction. FSC® is independent, widely supported and globally operating. They set up standards for forest management and for keeping track of the chain of custody. Products produced according to the standard are labelled with their mark, ensuring the consumer that their timber originates from sustainably managed forests.
Centrop is FSC certified under FSC-certificate number SGSCH-CoC-000959 en SGSCH-CW-000959.
Programma for the Endorsement of Forest Certification is a worldwide organasition supporting sustainable forest management. PEFC provides a voluntary, independent forest- and timber certification system. This ensures the end user that their timber is harvested from sustainably managed forests. PEFC primary intention was to represent and defend the interests of small forest owners and finds its origin in Europe. That explains why it is mainly found in (North and Eastern) Europe.
Centrop is PEFC certified under PEFC-certificate number CH11/1377.
Stichting Marketing Houten Verpakkingen, or Foundation implementing the Dutch Wood Marking Program implements the wood marking program in the Netherlands in compliance with the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures for regulating Wood Packaging Material in International Trade (ISPM 15). SMHV is an independent foundation which has been founded in 2003 at the request of the Dutch government.
In the global standard ISPM 15, safety measures are established to make sure that living insects and other pest scan not spread around the world via wooden packaging material. ISPM 15 describes the treatment that is required to kill possibly present and harmful organisms. Wood used for packaging has to be treated and marked before transporting it internationally. Users of ISPM 15 labelled packaging are guaranteed of trouble free worldwide transport.
Centrop is ISPM 15 registered in the database of SMHV under registration number 105.
For more information about SMHV and ISPM 15 visit their website www.smhv.nl/en
CE-marking originates from a European directive: the Construction Products Directive. The CE-marking can be described as a mandatory passport for building products. All products that are applied permanently in a construction are required to have a CE-marking.
Download our CE-certificate here (Dutch)