Going Green

FSC®

The Forest Stewardship Council®  is a global forest certification scheme (FSC® C003432). Their mission is to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable responsible management of the world’s forests.

JBL Furniture is proud to be one of only a few fully certified bespoke joinery companies in the UK

Why obtain FSC certification on a project?

Research shows that FSC certification is good business. Positive effects of FSC certification cited by businesses include:

  • Additional clients
  • Improved market access
  • Higher prices
  • More stable contracts
  • Favourable credit arrangements
  • Improved production efficiency
  • Enhanced public image
  • Business expansion
  • Help to build market share
  • Creation of greater management efficiency
  • Increased profits

Find out more; http://www.fsc-uk.org

PEFC

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification.

Find out more; http://www.pefc.co.uk

SKA

Operated by RICS, SKA Rating is an environmental assessment tool for sustainable fit-outs. Recently featured in the UK Government’s Low Carbon Action Plan, SKA rating is an environmental assessment method, benchmark and standard for non-domestic fit-outs, led and owned by RICS.

How it works:

The offices scheme consists of more than a hundred ‘good practice’ measures covering energy and CO2 emissions, waste, water, materials, pollution, wellbeing and transport.

JBL Furniture can help you obtain Gold standard accreditation on SKA rated projects by supplying FSC products to meet the standards set by the RICS.