Today on the BLOG, we are continuing with our blog series on why Rotsen Furniture sources materials to use in our projects from Brazil. Gain a full understanding of our trip and why it was planned by reading A Story of Creation from Brazil, and the come back to today’s post where we want to continue with our story of “custody chain”.
What is the Chain of Custody Certification?
Here’s the breakdown and one that we feel is important to share because it represents Rotsen’s mission from the core:
“In order to provide assurances that wood and wood-based products originate from sustainably managed forests, PEFC promotes Chain of Custody certification. Chain of Custody certification outlines requirements for tracking certified material from the forest to the final product to ensure that the wood contained in the product or product line originates from certified forests. PEFC Chain of Custody certification is essential for
– companies to implement and demonstrate ethical business behavior, and
– consumers to make responsible purchasing decisions.
For a product to qualify for certification, all entities along the supply chain must possess a PEFC Chain of Custody certificate. Only then are companies eligible to use the PEFC label on their products and in product marketing to highlight the responsible sourcing of the raw material.”